251787 Integration
 and the U.S. agenda for global health: Designing services to meet
 people's needs

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 11:10 AM

Ann Starrs , President, Family Care International, New York, NY
In 2009, President Obama launched a Global Health Initiative (GHI) to improve health outcomes by strengthening health systems in low-income countries, and integrating programs to improve health by addressing infectious disease, nutrition, maternal and child health, and clean water. Through the GHI, the United States' global health and development investments would reach $63 billion over six years. 2012 is the half way point for the GHI. Panelists from the federal government, private sector and NGOs will discuss implications for American public health professionals, key policy areas related to the GHI as well as opportunities to engage and shape future directions.

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

Learning Objectives:
Foster a greater understanding of the Global Health Initiative among public health professionals.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ann is a global leader in the field and works on these issues most directly.
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.