Online Program

Global Lessons, Local Impact: Development of the CDC's Global and Territorial Health Research Network – A Thematic Network of the Prevention Research Centers Program

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 9:22 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Timothy Dye, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Medical Informatics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Karen Peters, DrPH, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
Beth Comerford, MS, The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Derby, CT
Haq Nawaz, MD, MPH, Department of Preventive Medicine, Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT
Margaret Demment, PhD, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
Jose Cordero, MD, MPH, UPR School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
Angela Sy, DrPH, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Thomas Fogg, MS, MPH, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Rachel Blumenfeld, MPH, Division of Population Health | NCCDPHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Regina Sullivan, OD, MPH, Division of Population Health|NCCDPHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Massoudi Mehran, Ph.D., M.P.H., CDC Prevention Research Centers Program - Division of Population Health, Atlanta, GA
Successful strategies to prevent and control chronic disease can arise anywhere in the world. U.S. chronic disease prevention strategies/practices can be translated elsewhere, and strategies/practices from resource-challenged parts of the world can inform prevention strategies in the U.S. and its affiliated communities.

CDC, through its Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, established a Thematic Network, the Global and Territorial Health Research Network (“Global Network”) to conduct, share, and translate innovative chronic disease prevention research in low-resource settings.  Aims of the Global Network are: building partnerships, identifying policies and interventions; developing joint research agendas driven by needs of diverse communities and the U.S. Territories/Affiliated Nations; and assisting with translation of global research.

CDC supports two Collaborating Centers, Yale-Griffin PRC and University of Illinois at Chicago PRC, and one Coordinating Center, University of Rochester PRC and engages Universities of Hawaii and Puerto Rico as implementing partners.

Core activities of the Network are to create a Global-Local Exchange website promoting partnerships among these and other groups around the world and network-sponsored projects to generate new knowledge and translate prevention strategies among partners. The work is facilitated by a shared governance model, appropriate supportive technology, and shared values of community engagement within a diverse ecological context.

The Global Network enables shared knowledge exchange between local and global areas of the world to promote effective strategies for chronic disease prevention.  The Global Network may serve as a coordinating and implementation model for multi-institutional collaborative prevention and research endeavors with a global focus.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Explain the concept of global-local partnership and knowledge exchange Describe the new CDC PRC Thematic Network’s priorities and partners Describe the Global Network’s process of engagement, governance, and partnering

Keyword(s): International Health, Partnerships

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Tim Dye serves as the PI of the CDC's Global and Territorial Health Research Network's Coordinating Center at the University of Rochester.
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.