Core Group Overview 3 2 2010


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An overview of CORE Group, which is both a network of 56 organizations reaching 720 million people a year AND an independent non-profit organizations

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  • First we’ll take a moment to consider the very rationale for CORE’s existence. We’ll start simple with the rationale for CORE Group’s very existence. The shapes within the United States represent our diverse membership of US non-profit organizations
  • The three driving forces that together make up the field of international development—none expendable, yet often weakly linked.
  • 62% decrease in under five deaths in Sofala Province and 42% reduction in U5MR in Gaza Province, Mozambique. $305 per Life Saved in FH’s current CG project.  The Diffusion of Innovation grants that paid for documentation and a CG manual.  Add that more than 10 years ago only 2 PVOs were using the model. 
  • Mention coalition for CS
  • Revisit original question of “health system response” in terms of project design. Rather than the formal health system, think community health system.
  • Core Group Overview 3 2 2010

    1. 1. CORE Group Overview<br />
    2. 2. CORE Group generates collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world.<br />
    3. 3. Life without CORE Group<br />The American people want to help…<br />U.S. NGOs respond.<br />
    4. 4. Life with CORE Group<br />The realities of the field<br />Stronger approaches, tools, joint training,<br />run programs together <br />CORE network collaboration makes resources go further, and work better.<br />
    5. 5. What brings CORE members together?<br />Our similarities.<br /> We all…<br /> Support health programs for underserved people in other <br /> countries, especially women and children <br /> Focus on community approaches with local partners <br /> Put our hearts “into the field” <br /> Measure our impact<br /> And then, our diversity helps us help each other. <br /> We differ by…<br /> Vision and mission<br /> Size<br /> U.S. location <br /> Age of organization <br /> Funding sources <br /> Technical approaches<br />
    6. 6. CORE Group Membership Criteria<br />Non-profit, citizen supported<br />Community-focused work<br />Application process<br />One-year “courting period”<br />Active participation required<br />Members support staff time for involvement<br />
    7. 7. Who are our members?<br />ACDI/VOCA ~ Adventist Development and Relief Agency ~ African Medical and Research Foundation ~ Africare ~ Aga Khan Foundation ~ AME-SADA ~ American India Foundation ~ American Red Cross ~ CARE International ~ Catholic Medical Mission Board ~ Catholic Relief Services ~ Christian Children’s Fund ~ Christian Reformed World Relief Committee ~ Concern Worldwide ~ Counterpart International ~ Curamericas Global, Inc. ~ Food for the Hungry ~ Freedom from Hunger ~ Future Generations ~ Global Health Action ~ Haitian Health Foundation ~ Health Alliance International ~ HealthRight International ~ Helen Keller International ~Hesperian Foundation ~ HOPE worldwide ~ <br />
    8. 8. More members…<br />IMA World Health ~ International Medical Corps ~International Relief and Development ~ International Rescue Committee ~International Youth Foundation ~La Leche League International ~ MAP International ~ Medical Care Development International ~ Medical Teams International ~Mercy Corps ~ Partners for Development ~ PATH ~ Pathfinder International ~ Physicians for Peace ~ Plan International ~ Population Services International ~ Project Concern International ~ Project HOPE ~ Relief International ~ Salvation Army World Service ~ Save the Children ~ WellShare International ˜ White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood ~ World Neighbors ~ World Relief ~World Vision<br />
    9. 9. The “Community Health” Approach<br />Why is it the missing piece of the health system puzzle?<br />Hard for government to reach (end of the line)<br />Entails complex, in-depth effort, sometimes difficult conditions<br />Hope held out for short cuts<br />Can be ignored<br />Why is it necessary?<br />Most “health care” takes place at home, in community<br />May be the only way to reach some populations<br />Potential for deep-rooted, sustainable change<br />Millennium Development Goals: 4, 5, 6, 8<br />
    10. 10. CORE doesn’t run programs in “the field.”<br />CORE doesn’t run programs in “the field.”<br />How do we advance Community Health? <br />Inform research agenda, <br />provide links to field.<br />Share the vivid realities.<br />CORE <br />Group<br />Assure critical, timely <br />resources & policies. <br />Support evidence base, ideas<br />Framework: Irene Tinker<br />
    11. 11. Focus areas<br />Technical<br />Newborn, infant and child health<br />Maternal health<br />Nutrition<br />Infectious diseases <br />Malaria, Pneumonia, Diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, TB, Pandemic Influenza, and others<br />Cross-cutting<br />Monitoring and Evaluation<br />Social and Behavior Change<br />
    12. 12. How CORE Group advances community health worldwide<br />CORE Group advances community health in partnership with:<br /><ul><li> Member NGOs working </li></ul> in 180 countries<br /><ul><li> Universities
    13. 13. Advocates
    14. 14. Multilaterals
    15. 15. Global Alliances
    16. 16. Country partners
    17. 17. Donors
    18. 18. Governments
    19. 19. Private sector
    20. 20. Other organizations </li></ul> (health, educ., agric, etc.)<br />Global Policy and Advocacy<br />Global Health Program Initiatives<br />CORE Group’s <br />Community Health Network<br />Technical <br />Working<br />Groups<br />Practitioner<br />Academy<br />Diffusion of Innovations<br />
    21. 21. CORE Group’s Global Health Program Initiatives<br />Promotion of Nutrition in the Community Context<br /> Saving lives through preventive measures during the most critical nutritional period in a person’s life.<br />2. Strengthening Community Mother-Child Care<br />Preparing communities and households for safe motherhood and healthy newborns.<br />3. Scale-up of Community Case Management of Sick Children<br />Scaling up locally-based diagnosis and treatment in partnership with families and communities.<br />4. Assuring Integrated Prevention and Care for Infectious Diseases<br /> Enabling community-oriented, integrated care for people with multiple illnesses.<br />Strategic Approaches within each Initiative:<br /><ul><li> Global and country partnerships
    22. 22. Social and behavioral change
    23. 23. “Community health systems” strengthening
    24. 24. Evidence-based development/ implementation research
    25. 25. Advocacy and global learning</li></li></ul><li> Sample Products and Projects<br />Approaches & Tools: PD/Hearth, Barrier Analysis, <br /> Nutrition Pathways, C-IMCI, Designing for Behavior Change, Lot Quality Assurance Sampling, Community-Based TB Guidance, Case Studies, PDQ, Care Groups.<br />Polio and Malaria Secretariats: Country-level<br />Global Fund Evaluation<br />Pandemic Flu Preparedness Model for Community/District Emergency Management<br />
    26. 26. Resources for Practitioners<br />Listserves: CORE Community; Working Groups; Job listings<br />Case Studies, Curricula: range of topics<br />Databases: Child health and development; Consultants<br />Webpages: Vetted content for Working Groups, other topics<br />
    27. 27. From innovation in the field…<br />Policy Impact:<br />USAID (CSHGP, FFP), UNICEF now support Care Group approach<br />World Relief creates Care Group Model. WR/Food for the Hungry pioneer model in Mozambique<br />M & E data -> <br /> Model works!<br />Donor support<br />Johns Hopkins University input<br />42%<br />U5MR, 682lives saved <br />CORE Group involves many organizations to create “How To” tools, collect impact data, define approach, influence policy. This increases awareness, interest, understanding, quality, replicability, credibility and buy-in. <br />Others adopt the Model <br />WR refines, expands use of the Model; publishes<br />FH adapts, expands use of the Model (CS, Title II)<br />Avg. 30% est. reduction in U5MR <br />(7 projects; 67% higher than CSHGP avg.)<br />Others adopt the Model<br />Others adopt the Model <br />… to LARGE SCALE IMPACT<br />
    28. 28. Ten years ago, 2 NGOs using approach—now 19 NGOs, 30 projects, 14 countries<br />Care Group model featured in UNICEF’s 2008 State of the World’s Children Report. <br />Care Group approach used in $70 million USAID I-LIFE project in Malawi.<br />GOMoz has shown interest in scale-up for use with health extension workers.<br />
    29. 29. What makes CORE Group unique?<br />CORE Group<br />50 members synergize to advance the field of community health programming, building on evidence-based experience.<br />Members: Technical staff<br />Practitioner Academy<br />Product, program development<br />Interaction<br />172 orgs. advocate for better international education, health care, agriculture, business, etc.<br />Global Health Council<br />500+ organizations, 5000 individuals as advocacy voice targeting legislators, global policymakers, field programs, and more.<br />CEOs, Exec. Directors<br />High level int’l policy forums<br />Development of org. standards<br />Focus on “Hill” Health Advocacy, Policy<br />All aspects of health, all levels<br />
    30. 30. CORE Group recommends:<br />Community-based <br />integrated approaches<br />
    31. 31. Progress in Global Health…<br />“Demands collaboration between government and non-governmental actors…”<br />“Calls for coordination at the national, intermediate and community levels…”<br />“Requires a robust response to areas that have been neglected, such as child and maternal mortality, and strengthening comprehensive primary health care.”<br /> Global Health Recommendations 2009: PIH, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center, Physicians for Human Rights, HAI, RESULTS and Action Aid <br />
    32. 32. To what end?<br />
    33. 33. CORE Group generates collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world.<br />
    34. 34. As a collaborative body, we are always interested in new partnerships for community health.<br /><br /><br />