Think global-Act Local; How Can One International Health Professional Make a Bigger Impact?

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With the overwhelming tasks and responsibility placed on professionals in this field, we need to find better ways to manage it all to be efficient and effective in what we do. This presentation looks at simple tools to help.

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  • Think global-Act Local; How Can One International Health Professional Make a Bigger Impact?

    1. 1. 141st APHA Annual Meeting Monday, November 4, 2013 Title Page Think Global – Act Local: How Can One IH Professional Make a Bigger Impact? Dr. Elvira Beracochea MIDEGO, Inc. President info@midego.com
    2. 2. Disclosure • Dr. Elvira Beracochea is the Founder and President of MIDEGO, the organization dedicated to help health professionals save more lives and make a bigger impact in Global Health
    3. 3. Objectives 1. Why make a big impact? 2. What impact to make? 3. How to make a big impact?
    4. 4. Think Global
    5. 5. Big Ideas! • Everyone has 24 hours every and 365 days a year • Everyone has about 60 years of professional life • One person can and should make a difference • What you make of that is up to you
    6. 6. What is your BIG Why? My Why
    7. 7. Tell someone your BIG Why
    8. 8. What Stage are you at? The impact you make depends on what stage you are in your career •New professional: yourself •Achiever: tens •Expert: hundreds •Visionary: thousands- millions
    9. 9. What Impact to Make?
    10. 10. Mission Statement •I am a global health leader and author •I believe in the right to health and that every human being must have equal access to safe quality health care delivered efficiently and consistently •I work with governments, organizations and individual health professionals to solve health care delivery problems , save more lives and achieve and exceed the MDGs •I help my clients through strategic consulting that improves healthcare delivery and through training, coaching, monitoring and evaluation and the “Health for All NOW” health care delivery model that improves health center performance in 100 days
    11. 11. Your Mission Statement • • • • • I am… My mission is… I believe … I work with… I help… through… Tip: you will need to revise it every year
    12. 12. Your Tool to Make a Bigger Impact: The Weekly Planner
    13. 13. How long does each task really take? Do not overbook!
    14. 14. Act now, do not “should” yourself
    15. 15. Everyone has 15 minutes
    16. 16. Make a bigger impact in 2014 • Speak: – APHA – CBPHC – SID – CCIH – Core Group – GHC • Publish – Articles – Newsletter • • • • • • • LinkedIn Twitter Facebook YouTube Website Radio Blog
    17. 17. Measuring Your Impact: the weekly scorecard 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Number of lives saved Number of health workers helped Number of problems solved Number of people you influenced Number of people the respond to your discussions Number of people that download you papers, read your blog, etc. 7. Number of clients 8. Number of project finished 9. Degree of satisfaction with your job 10. Degree of satisfaction with your career
    18. 18. Objectives 1. Why make a big impact? – To define the impact you want to make and how to create your mission statement 1. What impact to make? – Depends on what stage you are in your career – Decide your next step 1. How to make a big impact? – Plan you week and block time for what will make a big impact
    19. 19. THANK YOU 1. Tweet one thing you learned today 2. Link with me 3. Email me your mission statement and the ways you make big impact in 2014 DrElvira@midego.com 1. Visit www.midego.com to download your copy of “100 Ways to Make a bigger impact in Global Health

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