What Would People See If Public Health Was A Major Mission Strategy? November 7, 2013 What Would People See If Public Health Was A Major Mission Strategy? 38 Answers fell into these broad categories: – Tools – Transformation – Impact – Influence – Assessments – Partnership/Collaboration – Education Top Four 1. Develop partnerships/collaboration between ministry and government, Public Health (PH) practitioners, academia and primary care 2. CHE taught as mission strategy in Christian colleges and schools 3. Improved design, monitoring, and evaluation of programs 4. Use CHE & church movements to attain national community health goals. Develop partnerships/collaboration between ministry and government, PH practitioners academia and primary care • Develop Strategic Plan – Assess/identify entities and opportunities – ID priorities of communities and stakeholders (e.g. Embassy) • • • • • Develop plan to meet these priorities PH Practitioners CHE Educate CHE - library access Comprehensive worksite wellness (health education, empower peo ple) • Provide a cross culture product or service (provide evidence CHE works) • Provide curriculum to teach PH to medical pros. provide exhaustive library for multi cultural health needs for access by all. Develop partnerships/collaboration between ministry and government, PH practitioners academia and primary care Develop partnerships/collaboration between ministry and government, PH practitioners, academia and primary care NEXT STEPS: • Assess/Identify barriers and opportunities • Develop creative ways to engage, meet perceived needs of entity • Assess needs of the specific area ASSETS: • Global CHE Network • CHE based curriculum • Church • Academic institutions • CHE Library NEEDS: • Forum to bring together key academic curriculum. • CHE Library expanded • Re-educate existing public health professionals in community engagement • Identify Christians in public health • Create an association for them • Publish data on the effectiveness of CHE • Develop an academic curriculum to present to university and colleges • Remote training via technology to teach curriculum once established • Key people to write and develop curriculum including theologians. CHE taught as mission strategy in Christian colleges and schools 1. Convincing them (an education institution) to do it • It can provide them reliable connections in the field • Tell at least on story • Selling the product 2. How do you implement CHE in the University/college setting? • Offer it during “J terms” January and June • Offer as a summer term program • Internet mixed with immersion • Offer internships • “Me” school elective 9 -16 wks • Use what we’ve learned by teaching CHE in public school setting 3. Challenges moving forward • Curriculum approval (academic) • Teachers - (qualified) • Time constraints • Funding CHE taught as mission strategy in Christian colleges and schools • Assets & Needs Improved design, monitoring, and evaluation of programs Improve Design • local stakeholders input • Culturally appropriate • Stories/Examples • Identify specific populations/strata Improve Monitoring • Participatory • Partnership w/academia and government public health agencies • Utilize ALL available assessment tools Improve Evaluation • Continual evaluation of – Process – Impact – Outcome • Adjust these when needed • Locals must know how and why to evaluate and monitor Improved design, monitoring, and evaluation of programs ASSETS: • CHE DVD assessment tools • People – Community members • Internet access of information available (TEAR FUND, etc) other than development agencies and educational agencies • Holy spirit and man does He operate! NEEDS: • Education – proper methods. Why it’s important to assess. • Practice Use CHE & church movements to attain national community health goals. 1. Explore opportunities for church to partnerships with government. • Learn what already exists • Identify common goals between church and government • Introduce CHE (potential) movements to the health ministries 2. Cast vision with Church leaders/government officials • Vision for holistic ministry • CHE strategy • Nationwide impact 3. Build coalition of churches and FBOs and mobilize partnerships 4. Churches approach government with plans that help government achieve their goals. Incorporate CHE into national health care initiatives 5. Tran and equip churches to do CHE program 6. Churches and CHE trainers gather info and choose sites 7. Establish baselines and system for evaluation 8. Churches implement CHE 9. Document outcomes and impact 10. Report results to stakeholders 11. Celebrate success 12. Publish outcomes in journals. Use CHE & church movements to attain national community health goals. ASSETS: • CHE curriculum • CHE practitioners • Reputation and integrity through the church and the CHE model • Partners globally • Strategic opportunities (eg. South Sudan) collaboration/coalition through established NGO’s NEEDS: PRAYER • Country coordinators/chapters to dialogue at country levels (country champions/country facilitators) • Bring all organizations doing CHE together for strategic planners – they fund their own chapter and choose their own coordinator • Translation work could be shared • Training in strategic planning for those country champions • Country strategic plans shared throughout the network • Who’s going to ram-rod this? Who is going to coordinate and facilitate country chapters? • Funding • Mobilizing collaboration of CHE trainers from various organizations • PRAYER Sustain • • • • • • • • Opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas The lunch was healthy –catering makes it fast Small group break outs Richness and diversity of participants Confirmation on current thoughts New and original ideas The short talks that set the stage for the day Devotion Improve? • Don’t pass up the opportunity to form an academic advisory group • More time • Why the focus on Public Health? It is historically vertically aligned and goes against CHE’s horizontal approach • We need to get back to “Complete” or holistic health approach • Leverage CHE/CE to address the holistic approach Questions?