Summer 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 November. Submissions are open here and will remain open until November 15, 2017. 
Featured Member

Karina Lorenzana
Vice President, ideas42

Karina shares the book that inspired her to pursue a career in global health, as well as her favorite parts of her job and how ideas42 confronts some of the challenges we all face in international development work .

"What is my favorite part of my job? This is probably the easiest question to answer - going out and doing field work, going into the communities that we're seeking to serve and holding a space to listen to women of reproductive age, mothers, community health workers, and giving them an opportunity to tell us their stories and share their perspectives."

New Reports, Studies, Guides & Tools

Duke Global Health Institute Evidence Lab
The Evidence Lab developed a series of tools to help social enterprises in healthcare evaluate their services, products and/or technologies. The toolkit outlines different ways social enterprises in health can better evaluate their work and communicate their results with tighter timelines and more limited resources. Donors and funders may also use the toolkit with their grantees, or to better understand what types of information are reasonable to request from social enterprises in health. 

Cholera Fact Sheet (now in Arabic)
Hesperian Health Guides
Hesperian has just released an Arabic translation of its Cholera Fact Sheet. If you are working in Yemen, download and share this free, easy-to-follow, and highly illustrated resource explaining how to prevent and treat cholera. Also available in English, Spanish, French, Haitian Kreyol and Portuguese for those responding to cholera outbreaks in South Sudan and elsewhere. 

International Rescue Committee, Women's Refugee Commission, CARE, Save the Children
On behalf of the Inter-agency Working Group for Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG), the International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Care, Save the Children and the Women's Refugee Commission, released a report on the impact of family planning in emergencies. The report includes collaborative solutions and actions to be taken by countries, implementing agencies, and donors at the Family Planning Summit and beyond.

Concern Worldwide
This booklet has short, practical articles on topics like social enterprise for maternal newborn health, using mobile technology to support (and delight) community health nurses, and a health hotline service that has been so successful it's expanding to the entire country. You'll also find cost-effectiveness data, secrets of human-centered design, and robust, honest evaluations of community maternal, newborn and child health programs.

Between 2012-2017, USAID's SPRING project implemented an innovative, scalable, and sustainable community-based, multi-channel, integrated nutrition program in Bangladesh, establishing nearly 6,500 Farmer Nutrition Schools (FNS). Using a curriculum that draws on the ENA/EHA curriculum, SPRING reached more than 125,000 pregnant and lactating women and their children with nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming. Access an advocacy guide with recommendations for replication, along with training modules and materials (the project final report is also available under Publications). 

Malaria Consortium
This advocacy report demonstrates that community-based primary healthcare has strong potential for being the mechanism through which the Global Goal on health can be achieved - extending health services to the most vulnerable in remote communities and making universal health coverage a reality.

JSI/Advancing Partners & Communities
The updated Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog provides recent information on country community health systems. The CHS Catalog draws from policies and related documentation across the 25 countries deemed priority by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health. 

Catholic Relief Services
Station Days is a child and parent-friendly and participatory day-long monitoring and evaluation field activity to assist project staff, orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers to appreciate critical issues affecting the children's lives and to understand the impact of the project. This simple guide helps explain how to organize and monitor Wellbeing Days to achieve optimum participation from children, their caregivers, and service providers while increasing coverage and access to services which will fulfill the rights of the child and family.

Food for the Hungry/The TOPS Program, CARE
The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program and CARE USA are pleased to offer this set of field-friendly activities. The aim of these lessons is to build awareness, facilitate critical reflective dialogue, and explore potential action to improve gender equity and diversity among development staff and community members and to identify gender equity and diversity linkages within social and behavior change interventions to increase their effectiveness. 

In 2012, CARE committed to being part of the global movement to reach an additional 120 million women and girls with family planning information and services by 2020. The Path to 2020 provides a snapshot of the progress CARE has made since committing to the global family planning movement in 2012. The report also shares the key actions we are calling governments, donors and other civil society actors to mobilize around, in order to catalyze progress and re-ignite the commitment to reaching 120 million women and girls by 2020. 

Save the Children
This report examines e ight life events that signal the end of childhood, and t he harsh realities faced by the most vulnerable, excluded children - including girls, refugees, street children, and children with disabilities.

ChildFund International, Save the Children, World Vision
For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 percent was allocated to ending violence against children. This amounts to less than $0.65 per child in aid-receiving countries to end this scourge that affects more than one billion children every year.

This is a comprehensive guide for the implementation of NIPP circles, including information on the rationale behind the development of the approach, target groups, targeting of area of intervention, formative research, human resources requirements for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning and reporting.

Grameen Foundation/Freedom from Hunger India Trust
This guide outlines ten steps for implementing multi-sectoral interventions on nutrition. It provides an overview, critical actions, best practices, resources and tools. It draws on the experiences of the tribal women and communities and of implementing partners PRADAN & Vaagdhara, and resource partner, CHETNA.
Recent Journal Articles

"We and the nurses are now working with one voice": How Community Leaders and Health Committee Members Describe their Role in Sierra Leone's Ebola Response , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , International Rescue Committee , BMC Health Services Research

Closing the Gap: The Potential of Christian Health Associations in Expanding Access to Family Planning, Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, Christian Journal for Global Health

Recent Blog Posts & Articles

CORE Group Members in the News

Charities Join Forces to #fightfamineCARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, World Vision, CNN

How Seattle Became a World Leader in Global Health and Development, World Vision, Mercy Corps, Grameen Foundation, Citiscope

Tigard Nonprofit Steps Up Humanitarian Efforts for Syrian Refugees, Medical Teams International, Portland Business Journal

Expanding the Reach of Primary Care in Developing Countries, Living Goods, Harvard Business Review
Upcoming Conferences and Events

September 6, 2017 | Washington, DC | FHI 360
USAID's Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) is hosting this event, which will highlight FANTA's multisectoral nutrition activities and innovations over the last six years and the impact of our work at the global, country, and community levels.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Online | Pathfinder International
Pathfinder International and our E2A project are launching a K4Health toolkit for implementers, donors, and others who are working to support sexual and reproductive health services and interventions for married youth and first-time parents (FTPs) around the world. J oin us to learn more about the many resources available in the toolkit and to hear about how we have adapted the tools to work with with FTPs and married youth in Tanzania and elsewhere. 

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. 

October 4, 2017 | Washington, DC | JSI/SPRING Project
USAID's SPRING project will share key lessons learned and results achieved with our partners over the past six years, along with a wide range of tools developed to strengthen evidence-based multi-sectoral nutrition programming. Subscribe to SPRING email updates for an invitation when registration opens.

October 30, 2017 | Nan Michel, Delice, Haiti  | African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and Development Agency (AME-SADA)
AME-SADA operates 8 outpatient health centers providing basic healthcare to close to 200,000 patients. You are invited to the dedication of the Bishop Sarah Francis Davis Connectional Women's Missionary Society Outpatient Delice Health Center.

March 16 - 18, 2018 | New York, NY | Consortium of Universities in Global Health
Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, students, implementers, and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health and discuss ways in which academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can address the global health challenges before us. CUGH members receive a discount on registration. Join today!
Member Announcements

The FHI 360-managed Alive & Thrive project received a five-year, $41 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand work in global nutrition.

IntraHealth International received a $64.8 million, five-year award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-East) activity.

Laura Wando, WellShare International's Country Director in Uganda, won the "Image of the Year" in the 12th Annual PhotoShare Contest.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has received a five-year award with a $300 million ceiling from USAID to lead its social and behavior change programs around the world.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency announced a new partnership with global water technology leader Grundfos to provide access to clean water to 1.5 million people over the next five years.

President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush will be honored for their dedication to humanitarian causes at the 30th annual Americares Airlift Benefit in October. 

International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative released a free online course on humanitarian coordination during emergencies. 

Dr. Franklin Baer, a senior advisor to IMA World Health and vice president of SANRU NGO, received the 2017 CCIH Christian International Health Champion Award.

Medical Care Development Incorporated (MCD) announced its organizational restructuring to focus the company exclusively on global public health, which took effect on July 1, 2017. The newly restructured MCD now consists of an international division (MCDI), a U.S. public health division (MCD Public Health), and a corporate services division that includes an IT Innovations Center. 

LEAD San Diego honored Dr. James Turpin, founder of Project Concern International (PCI), with The Charles Nathanson Memorial Award for Cross-Border Region Building.

Project HOPE named UnitedHealth Group and the Gaucher Initiative in Egypt as the recipients of the 2017 Project HOPE Global Health Awards. 

The NonProfit Times announced the selection of InterAction CEO Sam Worthington for its 2017 "Power & Influence Top 50" listThis marks Worthington's fourth selection for this list.

Loma Linda University School of Public Health celebrated 50 years on June 23, 2017.
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