Community structures as a means toward greater accountability in a responsive health system in Kenya, east africa
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Define and document community level health system accountability and function. Identify the range of community structures and identify mechanisms for their role in improving accountability in the formal health system. Describe gaps in successes of community structures. Identify suggestions for improvement of functioning and communication from various members of the community structure. Identify incentive program/funding for Community Health Worker and Community Health Extension Workers. Explain the perceived improvement/lack of improvement in community health outcomes. Evaluate the community strategy and existing community structures within the Kenya healthcare system.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Health Promotion, Community-Based Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Masters in Public Health and Social Work student at the University of Pennsylvania who spent the summer traveling to various community health units throughout Kenya interviewing Community Health Workers and other key members of community health structures to document the various roles in the system, how people understand and communicate about the health matters in his/her communities, successes in the structure and improvements in communication, functioning and for sustainability.
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.