Online Program

: Community Outreach and Capacity Building

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Amy Ansehl, DNP, FNP-BC, Partnership for a Healthy Population, New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, Valhalla, NY

Communication skills, community outreach and capacity building are essential in the development of a strong and culturally competent Global Health workforce.  Global resources that include the World Health Organization, PAHO, UNICEF, WBO, DIFID, UWFBA, the Gates Foundation, and the Ford Foundation have developed policies and best practices that can be utilized to set a framework for global community development.  Tools include GIS mapping, public data sharing, survey monkey, community outreach dashboards. Social media is a powerful connector of people. The integration of social media leverages the ability to connect to the most hard to reach and vulnerable minority populations. Social media tools and best practices include webinars, pod casts, mobile technologies/texting, social networks, and evaluation dashboards. Evidence –based approaches including toolkits from the Centers for Disease Control enable community health workers to effectively reach out and retain hard to reach populations. These approaches and lessons learned will be detailed so that public health professionals can design and implement a sustainable policy-based approach to optimizing community outreach and global health capacity building for their respective populations.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Communication and informatics

Learning Objectives:
Define and discuss community outreach and capacity building and its relevance in building a Global Health workforce Identify a minimum of 3 strategies to promote strategic connections that enhance project –based initiatives List a minimum of 5 tools and resources that will promote communication, collaboration and evaluation

Keyword(s): Communication Technology, Community Health Programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have more than 15 years experience in public health as a professor and practitioner
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.