Community Engagement: Current Evidence of Effectiveness
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The use of an evidence-based approach to Primary Health Care in developing countries is now firmly established. However, for evidence-based approaches to be most successful for common programs maximizing community engagement is very important. With good community engagement community ownership can become well established and good programs outcomes sustained in the medium to longer term. Recent publications have documented the efficacy of community engagement in producing outstanding program results. This panel will present recent projects that demonstrate the importance of community engagement in producing good results in Primary Health Care projects in developing countries and examine them in the light of these recent publications.
Session Objectives: Identify that community engagement is an important part of all community Child Survival programs
Identify that there is clear evidence that the greater the level of community engagement the better program health outcomes are.
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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Vietnam Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)