Winter 2014
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Registration Open: Spring 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference
Care Group Workshop
Annual Report 2013
Every Newborn Action Plan Review
Webinar: Introducing the NACS User's Tool
Integrating Childhood TB into Community-based Health Care
mHealth Guide for Newborn Health
TOPS FSN Network Regional Meeting Highlights
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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Global Health Practitioner Conference: 
Health for All Starts in the Community
May 5 - 9, 2014
Silver Spring, MD

Join more than 200 global health practitioners from nearly 100 different organizations for skill building, networking and program learning at CORE Group's Spring 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference (formerly known as Spring Meeting) this May.


During CORE Group's Community Health Network participatory events, we focus on community health design and implementation, with an emphasis on maternal, newborn and child health. 


This spring, 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.


 Click here to learn more.

Care Group Implementation Training Workshop
Febuary 3-7, 2014
One Washington Circle Hotel
Washington, DC

The TOPS-hosted Care Group Implementation Training Workshop will build capacity in the design, training, implementation, and monitoring of Care Group programs, using the Care Group model. This training is open to PVO staff and consultants. Click here to learn more.

CORE Group Annual Report 2013

CORE Group Annual ReportAs we begin a new year, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our Members, Associates, and our Community Health Network for all of your support and contributions in 2013. We are incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished and we could not have done it without you!

Please take a moment to check out our new CORE Group Annual Report for 2013 and see all the incredible things we have accomplished together.  
Every Newborn Action Plan Review
February 12, 2014
Quaker Meeting House, 2111 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 


After months of support and deliberation from hundreds of interested groups, the World Health Organization has released a draft  of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP)which seeks to put an end to preventable deaths of mothers and newborns. The draft is online for your organization to review and comment on, and the deadline for input is February 28th.


On Wednesday, February 12th, MCHIP, Save the Children, and CORE Group are hosting a detailed review of the draft. The event will include a discussion about various ways organizations can coordinate on the country level in supporting advances in maternal and newborn health.


Click here for more information about the event, and please RSVP to


Webinar: Introducing the NACS User's Tool
February 12, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 AM


The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) invites you to join a webinar to introduce the NACS User's Guide, a tool to help program managers and implementers integrate nutrition assessment, counseling, and support into prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases such as HIV and TB. 


In this webinar, three speakers will present the NACS approach, the rationale for developing the User's Guide, the organization of the modules, and current and planned topics. The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A on the content and use of the modules. 


Click here for more information and to RSVP.


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

This framework outlines community-based strategies for integrating childhood TB activities with other maternal and child health care services through existing diagnosis and management algorithms. 

The document is written for decision-makers, program managers, and officials at the global policy and national Ministry of Health levels who can (in collaboration with NTPs) make changes to country-specific child health frameworks, and to those in the field who can implement interventions directly.
mHealth Guide for Newborn Health
Thiguide includes case studies from Afghanistan, India, Malawi and Indonesia that address the use of mHealth (mobile health) - mobile and wireless technologies providing health services and information. 
Newborn health can be supported by mHealth through referral and tracking of mothers and infants, decision support for CHW, CHW supervision, scheduling and tracking postpartum and postnatal visits, and teaching and counseling for mothers and families, among other uses. 
Summary: TOPS Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting
November 18 - 20, 2013
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 


The fifth FSN Network Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting brought together implementers, donors, and researchers for peer learning, knowledge sharing, and networking around food security and nutrition program implementation in Francophone countries.   

The meeting strengthened collaboration between food security and nutrition implementing partners across sectors, organizations, and funding sources, while providing a platform for discussion of new evidence and recommendations relevant to food security and nutrition programming and opportunities for exchange of ideas and problem solving around issues of common concern.

Click here to view the agenda and presentations.

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

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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