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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Global Health Leadership: The Evidence for What Matters and Why
3196.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Global Health Leadership: The Evidence for What Matters and Why
The “Global Health Leadership: Evidence for What Matters and why” session will focus on leadership development research and applications in international health. We will answer the question, “What is relevant in creating programs that cultivate leaders in developing countries?” The panelists are committed to sharing knowledge but also fostering interaction with the audience. We will share the results of a recent, cutting-edge evaluation of Packard and Gates funded leadership development programs including lessons learned on recruitment and selection, training and ways to support leaders post-program. Presenters will also explore the controversy regarding the nature of leadership as well as evidence and specific examples of how US-based leadership training combined with strong, ongoing support for learners can catalyze critical improvements in health services and policy in development countries. Participants will also learn about successful results of a collaborating US-Latin America partnership to transfer leadership devilment programming to the field will be shared. Time for discussion and audience comments and questions is included.
Learning Objectives: Participants will (1) learn different recruitment and selection strategies for leadership development programs, strengths and weaknesses of different training programs, and a variety of ways to support leaders once they have completed their program; (2) increase their understanding of evidence-based leadership frameworks and various controversies in developing global leadership programs; (3) increase their understanding of key characteristics in the relationship between US-based leadership training and on-going, in-country support initiatives; (4) identify elements necessary for the successful transfer of a national program to an international location and (5) have at least two new ideas about how to create innovative international partnerships to strengthen individual and organizational leadership capacity to improve health outcomes.
Moderator(s):Sharon Rudy, PhD
12:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
12:40 PMSession abstract - Supporting leadership for change: Lessons from around the world  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kim Ammann Howard, PhD
1:00 PMGlobal health leadership: The evidence for what matters and why
Sharon Rudy, PhD, Aaron Katz, CPH, Esther Tahrir, MPH, Kim Ammann Howard, PhD
1:10 PMCatalyzing Improvements in Reproductive Health Through Leadership Development  [ Recorded presentation ]
Aaron Katz, CPH, Sharon Rudy, PhD, Esther Tahrir, MPH, Kim Ammann Howard, PhD
1:30 PMInnovative North-South Partnership in Leadership Development  [ Recorded presentation ]
Esther Tahrir, MPH, Gwen Smith, MA, Rosanna Cifuentes, MD
1:50 PMQ & A
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA