March 2014
In This Issue
Registration Open: Spring 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference
Keynote Speaker
Pre-Conference Sessions
Sponsorship Opportunities
Job Fair
Community Health Learning Trip
Congratulations to CORE Group Polio Project - India
Health and Development Programming Integration Toolkit
Endorse CHW Principles of Practice
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Spring 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference
May 5-9
Silver Spring, MD
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Join CORE Group for our Spring 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference (formerly known as Spring Meeting) this May in Silver Spring, MD. We will explore the "Health for All Starts in the Community" theme through the lens of universal health coverage, addressing inequities in the health system, linking the community more effectively with the health system, and capitalizing on the role of civil society organizations.


View the draft agenda here.



Keynote Speaker
Dr. Carrisa F. Etienne


We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization. Dr. Etienne's plenary discussion will focus on "Universal Coverage: Lessons from the PAHO Region." 


Click here to read her bio.  



Pre-Conference Sessions 
Monday, May 5, 2014
Silver Spring, MD

Pre-Conference sessions will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014. They are available for anyone who would like to attend for an additional cost of $30/session. Each session will provide all required materials, coffee/ tea, and a light snack. 
Understanding the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) Framework 
Latest Learning and Resources for iCCM
  • Part 1: How to assure availability of medicines and supplies in CCM: an interactive session on supply chain management
  • Part 2: Strengthening monitoring and evaluation for iCCM: lessons learned and promising innovations  
Click here for more details about each session.
mHealth Deep Dive 
Monday, May 5, 2014
12:30PM- 5:00PM
Silver Spring, MD

The mHealth Deep Dive will be co-located with the CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference. It is generously hosted by CORE Group's newest Associate Members, Jhpiego and John's Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
There is no cost to attend the mHealth Deep Dive. Online registration is required and is separate from the CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference/Pre-Conference. Further instructions on how to reserve your spot will be available soon! 
Sponsorship Opportunities

The CORE Group Spring Conference will bring together more than 250 global health practitioners from over 100 different organizations. Gain valuable exposure and demonstrate your commitment to supporting global health by becoming an event sponsor. There are a variety of ways to sponsor the conference. Click here to learn more or contact Alli Dean at for more information. 

"As an investment, we feel a CORE Group sponsorship offers meaningful visibility among an influential group of global health professionals from hundreds of international organizations." 
 --Ann Hendrix-Jenkins, Director, Knowledge4Health

Spring Conference Job Fair
May 6, 2014; 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Silver Spring, MD
Our job fair is designed to attract all levels of opportunities. We invite you to display your internships, consultancies, and full time opportunities, from entry to senior level. Even if you're not currently hiring, the job fair will be a great place to foster new relationships for future openings as well as existing vacancies. 
The job fair is free to job seekers, students, and consultants in the public health arena, granting you the best visibility to industry professionals.
Highlights from the Community Health Learning Trip
February 4-12, 2014


CORE Group hosted its second Community Health Learning Trip in February 2014 which brought together a group of global health practitioners to visit and learn from the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, India.  

Participants spent a week visiting local villages and learning from community health workers about the design, implementation, and scale up of one of the most successful community health programs in the world. Please click here to learn more about the Community Health Learning Trips or to view the video or slideshow.


Congratulations CORE Group Polio Project-India   
On February 15, 2014, the CORE Group Polio Project--India launched the Drops of Dialogue photo gallery at the Moradadbad District Hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India. The photo gallery outlines the historical milestones of the fight to eradicate polio in India. The photo gallery includes photos and exhibits representing the craftsmanship on polio messages from selected high-risk districts of Uttar Pradesh.
The ceremony kicked off with a tribute to the incredible partnership between CGPP-India, PCI, WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International to immunize children, engage communities, raise awareness about polio and routine immunization, and most importantly, overcome resistance to the polio vaccine.  
USAID Sahel Regional Resilience Workshop 
March 17-21, 2014
Niamey, Niger 

The USAID Sahel Regional Resilience Workshop was held in Niamey, Niger from March 17-21. CORE Group, as part of the Technical and Operational Performance Support Program (TOPS), facilitated and provided content development and operational support for this participatory learning workshop.
The event highlighted the themes of information sharing and collaboration as a means to develop USAID's resilience strategy for the Sahel. Small group work created an environment where participants freely built upon and developed new ideas for designing a resilience strategy based on experience and expertise. 
Health and Development Programming Integration Toolkit 
Integration is a concept that is often used but seldom achieved. The nature of health and development funding and focus on specialty expertise is often at odds with the need to integrate services and/or interventions at ground level. To help operationalize and understand the concept of integration, PCI under the auspices of CORE's HIV/AIDS Working Group, developed a Health and Development Programming Integration Toolkit designed to pull together in one, user-friendly place, as many resources, tools, ideas and recommendations on integration as possible.

The toolkit was created by Senior Vice President for Programs for PCI, Janine Schooley, along with the help of PCI interns Kristen Kolleda and Samantha Kraft. To contribute additional information, suggest new resources, or provide general feedback on the integration toolkit page, please complete the feedback form. To learn more about the toolkit, please click here

A Framework for Integrating Childhood Tuberculosis into Community-based Child Health Care

In light of World TB Day on March 24, we are excited to launch a new childhood TB resource, A Framework for Integrating Childhood Tuberculosis into Community-based Child Health Care


CORE Group's TB Working Group and Community Child Health Working Group, together with The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), created a framework document that outlines community-based strategies for integrating childhood TB activities with other maternal and child health care services through existing diagnosis and management algorithms such as Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). 


Endorse CHW Principles of Practice
Please take a moment and show your support for the CHW Principles of Practice - guiding principles for non-governmental organizations and their partners for coordinated national scale-up of community health worker programs. 

The CHW Principles of Practice aim to guide NGOs to work with existing health structures through strong, long-term partnerships. They address CHW program issues such as competitive and duplicative working strategies, diverse incentives, parallel services, and diversity in supervision and reporting, among others. 
Make the Most of Your Membership
and the Community Health Network!

As a CORE Group Member or Associate, you and your colleagues have a variety of benefits at your fingertips. Please help us spread the power of learning and sharing with your organization by getting your colleagues involved and completing the following checklist for 2014:
  • Join CORE Group on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for the latest Community Health updates and event announcements.
  • Sponsor part of the Spring 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference, and gain powerful exposure for your organization.
  • Invite your colleagues to sign up for Working Group listservs, Interest Group listservs, the CG Community listserv, or the e-newlsetter.

Donate now to contribute to CORE Group's mission of advancing community health worldwide.

CORE Group is a proud member of the Combined Federal Campaign: CFC # 81108 
DBA: Health for underserved women, children and communities worldwide.  

ABOUT CORE GROUP: CORE Group fosters collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices. Established in 1997 in Washington, DC, CORE Group is an independent 501(c)3 organization, and home to the Community Health Network, which brings together CORE Group member organizations, scholars, advocates, and donors to support the health of underserved mothers, children, and communities around the world.

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