Recent Webinars

CORE Group hosts webinars and online learning sessions on a variety of topics related to community-focused international health. Webinars are an excellent way to share new information and projects with the Community Health Network, and are an available resource for all CORE Group Members and Associate Members to engage with the network.

Recent Webinars

2018
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018 (11:00am-12:00pm EDT (GMT-04:00) )
Presented by
CORE Group's Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Adolescent Health Working Group
Summary
This CORE Group Webinar highlighted the outcomes from recent global health meetings (International Associate for Adolescent Health Congress and the Global NCDs Forum). For those who were not able to attend these meetings, presenters reviewed key takeaways, and encouraged a discussion of actions and thoughts moving forward.Read More
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (10:00am -11:00am EST )
Presented by
PLAN International, Advancing Synergy, NCD Child
Summary
The webinar featured three presentations about NCDs prevention, in the context of the SDGs and young people's health and outcomes of the recent Global NCD Forum, with a focus on the roadmap to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs will be discussed. Read More
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (11:00am-12:00pm EST )
Presented by
CORE Group SBC Working Group in collaboration with the FSN Network SBC Task Force
Summary
Are we forgetting the role of socio-cognitive systems and communities in behavior change? The paper discusses a systems approach for community-centric design that details the interplay between biomedical and traditional socio-cognitive systems, as well as between "Western" and "Eastern" worldviews. The authors suggest that only by understanding the interplay between these can sustainable behavioral change interventions be designed. The authors applied the community-centric design approach to an intervention aimed at reducing neonatal mortality in Uttar Pradesh, India. Over the course of 16 months, their intervention led to a 54% reduction in NMR as well as unanticipated improvements in maternal health. Following a brief presentation of the journal article, there will be an open exchange of idea on the feasibility of implementing this approach in behavior change programs as well as the extent to which it has been successfully implemented to date.Read More
Date
Friday, January 12, 2018 (12;00pm ET - 1:00pm ET )
Presented by
CORE Group's Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group
Summary
During this webinar, Guy Sharrock (Catholic Relief Services) delved into the method of Evaluative Thinking, how to use it, and shared his experiences with ET in CRS programming around the world.Read More
Date
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (11:00am-12:00pm EST )
Summary
What is the role of mass media for behavior change, especially when the behavior is a complex one, like exclusive breastfeeding? And can TV spots alone change mothers' behaviors? Mass media is a logical tool for reaching enough families to have a population-wide effect on health behaviors. Yet there is a dearth of evidence on mass media’s impact on breastfeeding. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Alive & Thrive conducted an evaluation of its "talking babies" TV spots to understand whether and how they may have contributed to the rapid increase in exclusive breastfeeding in Viet Nam. The evaluation was built on behavioral theory and formative findings. It included creation, testing, and refinement of questions to measure the likely behavioral determinants. During this webinar, two of the article's authors shared what the TV spots alone did – and did not – accomplish. Following a brief presentation on the journal article, the webinar included an open exchange of ideas on the practicality of investing in mass media for behavior change.Read More
2017
Date
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (10:00am-11:00am EST )
Presented by
CORE Group's Nutrition Working Group
Summary
Webinar Recording Webinar Description Transform Nutrition is a consortium of five international research and development partners funded by the UK Department for International Development. It’s aim is to help stakeholders in the most-affected countries – policy-makers, civil society and business leaders – to use quality research to address undernutrition. This webinar featured two researchers who, as part of the Transform ...Read More
Date
Thursday, November 16, 2017 (11:30am-1:00pm )
Presented by
CORE Group Nutrition Working Group
Summary
Webinar Description Food aid programs are often used in places where undernutrition is a major public health challenge. The USAID-funded Food Aid Quality Review Phase III (FAQR), implemented through Tufts University, has been conducting interviews with development, nutrition, and health practitioners working on USAID-funded programs that use food aid. In these interviews, FAQR asked: Does the mix of available food ...Read More
Date
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (9:00AM - 10:30AM )
Summary
Webinar Description USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program & CORE Group presented this webinar on how to conduct and apply gender analysis in maternal health programming. The webinar included an introduction to Jhpiego’s Gender Analysis Toolkit, as well as presentations on analyses, findings, and applications from Liberia and Nigeria. Presenters Myra Betron, MCSP, Jhpiego, Myra.Betron@jhpiego.org Chioma Oduenyi, MCSP Nigeria, Chioma.Oduenyi@jhpiego.org ...Read More
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Summary
Acting on the Call is a continuous improvement process in USAID’s drive to end preventable child and maternal deaths. The first Acting on the Call report, released in 2014, laid out a roadmap of how USAID would sharpen its effort to achieve greater impact from the scale up of key interventions in 24 priority countries to save 15 million children ...Read More
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (11:00am-12:00pm EDT )
Summary
The purpose of Stories-without-an-ending (SWE) is to engage community groups in discussion of various issues dealing with the health and well-being of women, children, adolescents. SWE using a problem-posing approach to share new information and ideas with community members, strengthen their critical thinking skills to analyze their past experience and new information, and promote community-wide concensus for change. During this ...Read More
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Presented by
CORE Group's SBC Working Group in collaboration with the FSN Network SBC Task Force.
Summary
This webinar discussed a study conducted to assess the sustainability of Care Group Model (CGM) in Sofala province of Mozambique.  The objective of this research was to (1) evaluate the long-term impact of the use of CGM as a health promotion strategy, (2) measure sustainability of health gains, and (3) provide evidence-based recommendations for the scientific community, funders, and implementers ...Read More
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (11:30AM - 12:30PM )
Presented by
CORE Group @ Abobe Connect
Summary
During this one-hour Journal Club, Kim Buttonow, Specialist for Social and Behavioral Change with the TOPS Program and Food for the Hungry, will discuss an evaluation of the REAL Fathers initiative, a program that addresses harmful child discipline in Northern Uganda. Violence against women and violence against children in Uganda are recognized as significant public health concerns. Exposure to violence ...Read More
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Presented by
CORE Group's Reproductive, Newborn, and Adolescent Health Working Group.
Summary
Women in countries affected by conflict or crisis lack adequate access to basic health services which would otherwise save and improve lives. What is the current understanding of and global standard for responding to this need? Is the Minimum Initial Service Package enough? Do women and newborns have access to these resources? Where are the gaps? What can various stakeholders ...Read More
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Presented by
Clean, Fed, and Nutured and CORE Group.
Summary
A growing body of evidence supports the notion that integrated programs addressing nutrition and stimulation provide stronger impacts on nutritional and developmental outcomes than either intervention alone. When translating evidence into practice, several advantages and challenges for integration can be noted. Combined interventions may be more efficient than separate interventions, because they are intended for the same population and make ...Read More
Date
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Presented by
CORE Group’s Nutrition Working Group.
Summary
This webinar facilitated a discussion on intersectoral nutrition sensitive strategies to address the double burden, introduced the concept, raised awareness of why this is a looming crisis, and gave an overview of what the global community of practice in food and nutrition security may be able to do to address it. The audience learned about this looming global crisis: the ...Read More
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Summary
This webinar highlighted two recently completed case studies prepared by the USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) on pro-equity RMNCH programming. Senior Program Officer, Tanvi Monga and Community Health and Civil Society Advisor, David Shanklin shared information from Bangladesh and Honduras to illustrate how RMNCH programs can be designed, implemented and measured to lower barriers to public health services ...Read More
2016
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Summary
The 2016 Health Systems Research Symposium was held in Vancouver, Canada, upon the theme of “Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World.” This event is mainly organized by Health Systems Global (HSG) every two years. HSG is one of the first international membership organizations fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. HSG currently has over ...Read More
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Presented by
CORE Group's M&E Working Group.
Summary
Dyness Kasungami-Matoba of the Maternal and Child Survival Program and Tanya Guenther of Save the Children shared he new iCCM indicators with participants on the Working Group call and solicited feedback on them.  Presentation Overview of Recommended Routine Indicators for iCCM Adobe Connect Webinar | RecordingRead More
Date
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Summary
Achieving the SDG targets for women’s and children’s health will require quality sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services that can reach all those who need them. How can the movement for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) be aligned with the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health to prioritise these essential services? This webinar from Save the ...Read More