4174.0 Looking Globally to Address Local Community Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Public health workers worldwide are making strides in their efforts to improve community health. Much can be learned from their techniques, challenges and successes. This session will assess the efforts and outcomes of years of community-based health planning and Services and how to move forward.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Demonstrate the impact of microfinance on women's empowerment in the Dominican Republic. Understand how household participation in collective action is affected by serious illness in Western Kenya. Assess the performance of the Family Health Program compared to the traditional model of primary health care by analyzing the structure and work processes of services, provision of comprehensive services and population coverage in the neighborhood area. Demonstrate how to use operations research to drive health policy development, replication and scaling up in Ghana.

Performance of the Family Health Program in the Brazilian South and Northeast Regions
Luiz Augusto Facchini, Dr, Roberto Xavier Piccini, MSC, Elaine Tomasi, Dr, Elaine Thumé, Dr, Denise Silva da Silveira, Dr, Fatima dos Santos Maia, Dr, Alessander Osorio, Mr, Fernando Vinholes Siqueira, Dr, Alitea Santiago Dilelio, MSC and Suéle Manjourany Silva, MSC

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: International Health, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)