142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Community Organizations: Key Development of PHC in Developing Countries to Sustain New Innovations

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
For new innovations to be maintained at the community level, not only must they be affordable, but also they need to be culturally appropriate and supported by trained workers and community leaders. This support can have a vital role in breaking the common finding that good project outcomes are not maintained once outside facilitation decreases. Learning organizations within communities that bring together a variety of health workers and cross-sector leaders, such as Community Health Councils and Community Leadership Councils, with reasonable facilitation, can be established, be self-sustaining and have a key role in taking programs to scale, supporting these workers and dealing with many of the current problems that occur when delivering Primary Health Care in developing countries. Ongoing clinical supervision from the local health center is an important part of this process. These points will be illustrated by presentations of 4 successful current projects and programs in a variety of developing countries.
Session Objectives: Describe the key role that community level organizations can have in successful sustainable Primary Health Care in developing countries Describe why these community level organizations have an essential role in delivering the full range of community health programs that are needed to address current major health care needs of poorly resourced urban and rural communities in less and least developed countries
Paul Freeman, DrPH MBBS MHP(ED) MPH(TH)
Paul Freeman, DrPH MBBS MHP(ED) MPH(TH)


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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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