February 10, 2016

University of Utah Global Health Conference

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Submit abstracts to present at the U of U global health conference on March 26th.

Abstracts are due Feb 26th.

Call for Abstracts Flyer

February 3, 2016

Meeting Notes- 2/3/16

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:00 pm by chads


  • Submit your proposal soon.
  • Long term plan:
    • Podcast is the way to go (attractive to market, versatile)
    • brand it- cutting edge of healthcare (not mere CST discussion)
    • must be entertaining
    • We need a community of 30-40 students with basic knowledge (public health, policy, and CST) who will write, connect with pros for interviews, must include faculty members.
  • community vs network -people who know each other, already have strong foundation.
  • Plant communities, see what emerges at uvu, BYU- west, crookston, barnes, UoU.

Short term game plan:

  • this semester: one page summary- “start with the why”, who we are and what we’re about.
    • 5-10 points- challenge status quo, connect, ask tough questions (what are the tough questions? -midlevels, prevention vs curative, medical curriculum), foster emergence.
  • Summer- take those ideas and put them into website…
  • fall- plant the ideas at each university and see what emerges.

Long term goal- REALLY HIGH QUALITY PODCAST in 3 or so years.

Ideas: “health systems studies” would need a champion on campus.

February 2, 2016

African Health Initiative

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:35 pm by chads


The Doris Duke Foundation is leading the way in global health on the ground in considering applications of complexity in health.

The African Health Initiative was created by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in 2007. Below is their mission statement found on their website.

“The African Health Initiative (AHI) seeks to catalyze significant advances in strengthening health systems by supporting partnerships that will design, implement and evaluate large-scale models of care that link implementation research and workforce training directly to the delivery of integrated primary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa.”

They currently have partnerships in five countries:

Ghana PHIT Partnership

Mozambique PHIT Partnership

Rwanda PHIT Partnership

Tanzania PHIT Partnership

Zambia PHIT Partnership

Examples of publications that have resulted from these partnerships:

Ghana publications

Mozambique publications

Rwanda publications

Tanzania publications

Zambia publications

Follow these links to read about lessons learned since initiation in 2007:

“The African Health Initiative Presents Its Baseline Data” Lola Adedokun, M.P.H., Director for the African Health Initiative and Program Director for the Child Well-being Program

“The African Health Initiative on Understanding Implementation” Mary Travis Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., Former Program Director of the African Health Initiative

“Early Lessons from the African Health Initiative” Mary Travis Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., Former Program Director of the African Health Initiative