Online Program

Exploring and evaluating new partner alliances for creating unique solutions to address unmet global health needs: The consortium/collaborative model

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lisa C Strader, MPH, Triangle Global Health Consortium, Research Triangle Park, NC
Eric L Crowell, MPH, MS4, Houston Global Health Collaborative, Houston, TX
Michael L Goodman, MPH, DrPH(c), Houston Global Health Collaborative, Houston, TX
Edward D Pettitt, MPH Candidate, Houston Global Health Collaborative, Houston, TX
Margaret E Bentley, Ph.D., Triangle Global Health Consortium, Chapel Hill, NC
Chris A LeGrand, Triangle Global Health Consortium, Durham, NC
Complex, vexing issues of human health cannot be solved by any one set of stakeholders alone. These issues call for new leadership thinking, holistic, integrated solutions, and new alliances. Global health leaders have begun to see that infectious diseases as well as many other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and mental illness, are inextricably linked to factors such as water, environment, nutrition, poverty, education, governance, and finance. There is a need, and possibility, to bring about the convergence of the many stovepiped stakeholders and resources to address the increasingly interconnected diseases, populations, geographies, and societies worldwide. The convergence of local researchers and implementers creates new combinations of stakeholders that conjoin to underwrite and address unmet global need. This convergence is beginning to take shape with new, sometimes nonconventional partnerships in various initiatives and pilot projects worldwide. The Triangle Global Health Consortium and the Houston Global Health Collaborative represent more than traditional actors in health development – in addition to NGOs and academic institutions, these two organizations bring together the biopharmaceutical sector, medical center institutions and consulting firms to address local and global issues. This presentation session will explore ways to better leverage this convergence of stakeholders, including outlining pilot projects and taking a realistic assessment of successes, failures, and lessons learned.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Program planning
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate and explore a local consortium model for addressing global health needs. Consortia, collaboratives, and other associations have formed recently, creating non-conventional alliances for addressing global health issues. This presentation will highlight some existing examples and explore the success or failures of this model in achieving its goals, as well as identify issues and solutions to guide the future of these organizations.

Keyword(s): Collaboration, Community Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a Board Member of the Triangle Global Health Consortium for the last 2 years and have served as Interim Executive Director for the last 6 months.
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.