4043.0 Conflict and Public Health: A Framework for Conceptualizing Their Interconnections

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
This panel will describe a collaboration between the U.S. Institute of Peace and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Advanced International Studies to equip public health practitioners and public health instructors with better understanding of the connection between political conflict and public health. Public Health professionals who have a good understanding of the larger political context of health crises, as well as techniques of negotiation, will have better understanding of all options available for addressing these crises. They will also be in a better position to foresee long-term consequences of public health interventions. In addition, the collaboration provides negotiators and peacebuilders with an enhanced understanding of the long term health implications of their negotiations and allows a new consideration of the causal connection between healthy populations and the creation of stable peace.
Session Objectives: 1.How to integrate teaching on conflict into public health curriculum 2. Key lessons for students 3. Conceptual framework linking conflict and health
David M. Bishai, MD MPH PhD

8:30 AM

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Peace Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Community Health Workers SPIG

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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