Spring 2017
Welcome to our Member Highlights eNewsletter!
CORE Group is proud of the many accomplishments of our
so every quarter we highlight their achievements in this newsletter.

The next newsletter will go out at the end of August. Submissions are open here and will remain open until August 15, 2017. 
Featured Member

Will Story
Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Dr. Story shares the path that led him from teaching English in China to his current role as a professor, as well as University of Iowa College of Public Health's biggest strengths and challenges in global community health.

"One of the most rewarding parts of what I do is teaching students and seeing them be inspired to pursue a career in global public health and work in partnership with communities in the right way."

New Reports, Studies, Guides & Tools

This guidance is primarily directed at technical experts planning to carry out a landscape analysis; the guidance will also be of interest to anyone looking for a better understanding of anemia in their country: government staff in anemia-related ministries, nutrition program implementers, and planning staff in anemia-related sectors. The process of developing an anemia landscape analysis should include participation by multiple stakeholders working together to ensure all relevant and existing data are included and to build buy-in.

International Rescue Committee
This brief presents the findings from the mixed-method formative evaluation of IRC's 'Fifth Child project,' implemented across Assosa and Bambasi woredas, in Benishangul Regional State, Ethiopia. The intervention strategy includes the use of two new tools, a color-coded health calendar, known as the Enat Mastawesha (Mother's Reminder) and a defaulter-tracing tool, within a larger community engagement approach to increase the use of key perinatal services, including immunization and post-partum family planning. Please also see this short video on the project: https://vimeo.com/194583271

Institute for Reproductive Health/Tékponon Jikuagou
Tékponon Jikuagou has developed and tested a scalable package of social network activities to engage men and women in discussion and reflection about unmet need for family planning. The package works with and through influential and connected network actors who may be more effective in diffusing new ideas and mobilizing public dialogue than formal leaders or health workers alone.

This report describes Americares' efforts to restore health services in several districts after the earthquake in Nepal. Their goals were to restore and strengthen health systems and build resilience in affected communities, and provide and add capacity for mental health and psychosocial support among health workers and survivors.

Recent Journal Articles

Men's health: time for a new approach to policy and practice?, Institute for Reproductive Health, Journal of Global Health

Women's Limited Choice and Availability of Modern Contraception at Retail Outlets and Public-Sector Facilities in Luanda, Angola, 2012-2015, Population Services International, Institute for Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Global Health: Science and Practice

Recent Blog Posts & Articles

Transforming Health for All in Angola, Population Services International

CORE Group Members in the News

From Crisis Comes Opportunity to Improve Refugees' Reproductive Health, International Rescue Committee,  Women & Girls

Famine in South Sudan, International Medical Corps, 60 Minutes

Apps for Refugees, Mercy Corps, The Atlantic

India's Bitter Seeds: The Plight of Small Farmers, Grameen Foundation, The Diplomat

Upcoming Conferences and Events

June 8, 2017 | Washington, DC & Online | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
This event will explore successes, challenges and promising approaches in the integration of SBC along the service delivery continuum to improve health outcomes. Following the presentation of a new overarching model developed by HC3, a panel discussion will focus on grounded strategies which have been used to effectively integrate SBC to improve service-related outcomes across a range of health areas. 

June 12, 2017 | New York, NY | HealthRight International
The Health & Human Rights Leadership Awards bring together our friends and supporters, health and human rights professionals, leaders from civil society, the media, politics, and the business community.  

June 20 - 22, 2017 | Washington, DC | InterAction
For the past three decades, InterAction's Forum has convened leaders from a variety of sectors, becoming one of the largest gatherings of international development and humanitarian professionals. With diverse workshops, high-level plenary sessions, and an awards banquet, InterAction's 2017 Forum creates a stimulating environment for participants to engage with colleagues and partners from a variety of sectors to forge common solutions to pressing global challenges.

Successes, Challenges, and the Way Forward: Seven Years of Community Building
July 19 - 20, 2017 | Washington, DC | The TOPS Program
Join us for the final TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting! As we look back over the past seven years of The TOPS Program, we look forward to engaging in productive discussions about our collective accomplishments and innovations, lessons learned, and ways in which the greater food security and nutrition community can keep advancing in the years to come.

Collaborating for Healthy Communities: Results, Realities & Opportunities
September 25 - 29, 2017 | Baltimore, MD | CORE Group
Join us to discuss emerging challenges and gaps in community health, and explore tools and interventions to address them through skill building, networking, and program learning. As you engage in dialogue and learning with diverse stakeholders, you will contribute to greater programmatic impact through collaboration.

September 28, 2017 | Baltimore, MD | CORE Group
Join us in celebrating 20 years of strengthening global community health through collaboration! At this memorable night of dinner, music, and dancing we will celebrate CORE Group's impact over the last two decades and recognize all who have transformed CORE Group from an idea into the global force it is today.

October 1 - November 8, 2017 | Online & India | Future Generations
Take this course to study this and other tactics Gandhi used to give rise to democratic power, while walking his path and experiencing the lifestyle he practiced at his ashram (spiritual learning center) in Sevagram, India. 
Member Announcements

On May 1, Medicines for Humanity launched its #5forhumanity social media campaign with the goal of saving the lives of children around the world. To learn more about the campaign or how to become an involved partner, contact Chris at cbilodeau@medicinesforhumanity.org.

Malaria Consortium has officially signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Myanmar government, paving the way for future collaboration and project implementation.

Food for the Hungry (FH) Guatemala has received new grant funding to continue their work to improve maternal and child health in rural communities. FH will be working with Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute to update two existing Care Groups education modules.

A new initiative to prevent malaria in pregnancy in communities in sub-Saharan Africa will complement existing antenatal care services and increase pregnant women's opportunities to access care under a grant agreement signed by Unitaid and Jhpiego.

FHI 360 welcomed John E. Newstead, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), to its Board of Directors. 

ideas42 and partners launched the Behavioral Evidence Hub, a comprehensive resource that brings together the most promising innovative solutions. They are seeking new contributions to the hub.

UNICEF has awarded the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) an 18-month, $800,000 grant to fund an Interpersonal Communication for Immunization initiative. The initiative will include the development of a toolkit to strengthen frontline workers' communication skills, helping them to address barriers to immunization uptake with their clients.
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