1010.1 Maternal and Child Health Leadership Institute Day 1 (Invitation ONLY)

Saturday, November 3, 2007: 9:00 AM
LI Course
CE Hours: 6 contact hours
Partnership: MCH, Center for Learning and Global Public Health
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Institute is to assist MCH program coordinators, MCH program managers, and MCH advocates in developing and honing their leadership skills to effectively address the health concerns of women and children. The Institute will help build capacity within each team in order to strengthen the MCH infrastructure within their particular community. Despite efforts in the field of maternal and child health research still shows that the healthcare needs of women and children are not being met. In order to address these issues of inadequate care faculty members will employ an intersectoral approach that addresses a community's "social and human capital," to assist leaders, citizens, and communities become active participants by diffusing and applying acquired social and scientific knowledge and integrate this new information into evidence-based public health practice. Ultimately, through their collaborative work, these MCH teams will create sustainable and replicable efforts that improve the quality of life for mothers and children in communities worldwide. Topics discussed will help participants to understand human resource needs, complex national health budgets, and balancing various health initiatives, all of which will help strengthen the MCH infrastructure within their particular community. Expert faculty members will expose participants to Future Search an evidence based leadership-planning tool, which lays the foundation for action to create healthy and safe communities. This tool also incorporates the Institute of Medicine’s definition of public health as well as the 10 essential public health services.
Session Objectives: Upon completion of the MCH Institute participants will be able to: 1. Employ and integrate skills in social capital, community building, and community-based public health 2. Generate social cohesion and interdisciplinary dialogue in MCH-related areas 3. Integrate community building into their practice. 4. Forge stronger public/private MCH partnership within their community. 5. Apply advocacy skills to promote evidence based MCH practice. 6. Demonstrate methods to obtain necessary resources.
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES

9:00 AM
What is Leadership
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
9:15 AM
A Global Perspective of MCH
Judy Lewis, MPhil
11:15 AM
12:30 PM
Assesing National Health Budgets
Rick Rowden and Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
1:45 PM
Future Search-Leadership Planning Tool Part 1
Richard Allan Aronson, MD, MPH and Cynthia Bryant-Pitts, BA, MS
3:00 PM
Future Search Leadership-Planning Tool Part 2
Richard Allan Aronson, MD, MPH and Cynthia Bryant-Pitts, BA, MS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

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