232034 Application of SEED-SCALE for community maternal-child health in rural Peru: Focus on SEED

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Laura C. Altobelli, DrPH, MPH , Peru Country Program, Future Generations, Lima, Peru
Jose Cabrejos, MD, MPH , Future Generations, Lima, Peru
Luis Espejo-Alayo, MD, MA , Future Generations, Lima, Peru
Alejandro Vargas, MS, MA , Future Generations, Lima, Peru
A maternal-child health project was conducted in rural Peru from 2005 to 2009 by Future Generations with a grant from USAID using a strict application of the SEED-SCALE Methodology in an area covering 120,000 inhabitants living in 258 indigenous communities. The project was implemented in communities by working through the national health system and local government, strengthening each of these partners for collaborative management and local governance as part of the SEED-SCALE Methodology. The entire SEED-SCALE methodology was rigorously applied at two different levels to develop the SEED model for subsequent scaling-up: at the level of health system, and at the community level. The presentation will show the operational aspects of how the SEED-SCALE Methodology was applied in each of its four principles, five criteria, and seven annual steps under field conditions in each of the two levels. Evidence of success of this program will be presented with selected results from the final project evaluation on impact on maternal-child health indicators, changes in communities, changes in the health service delivery system, and changes in local government in relation to their new roles and responsibilities for protecting mothers and children and in overall community development.

Learning Areas:
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the operational mechanisms used to apply the SEED-SCALE Methodology for Just and Lasting Community Change in a field application for government-run community-based maternal and child health and nutrition program

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, International Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was in charge of developing and overseeing implementation of the experience to be presented
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.