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JSI at the Spring 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference

April 19, 2017

On April 20–21, JSI experts will participate in the CORE Group’s Spring 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference in Washington, DC. The annual convening enables funders, academics, and community health advocates across sectors to collaborate, discuss ideas, and form partnerships for improving programs that save lives around the world. The theme is Integrated Approaches, The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Key to Community Health.

Ashley Aakesson will present Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Programming with a Behavior Change Lens exploring aspects of designing for integration. The SPRING project's design process helps agriculture programmers in a given context identify, prioritize, and effectively promote nutrition-sensitive practices which complement specific agriculture and livelihood practices they already promote. The presentation builds on SPRING's work in Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

Date: April 20, 2017 
Time:
11 AM–12:30PM
Location:
Vista Room, FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Session
: Prioritizing Behaviors for Scalable, Integrated, and Quality Nutrition & SBC Programs: Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Programming with a Behavior Change Lens

Sascha Lamstein will discuss Strengthening Health Services for the Delivery of Nutrition Services. Unfortunately, frontline workers are not always empowered to promote nutrition.Lamstein will share recently completed SPRING guidance intended to help governments, donors, and implementing partners to strengthen frontline nutrition services by clarifying the complementary roles and responsibilities of a range of frontline workers in improving nutrition, growth and development at the community level.

Date: April 20, 2017
Time:
11 AM–12:30PM
Location:
Angle Room, FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Session:
Strengthening the Building Blocks of Health Systems: Doing Better, Reaching More: Strengthening Health Services for the Delivery of Nutrition Services

Leanne Dougherty and Ali Karim will host a New Information Circuit Table and lead an interactive discussion on Social Norms and Networking Approach to Maternal and Newborn Health Practices. Participants will explore the social network approach, which supports the idea that behaviors, including maternal practices, effectively spread across society through social networks. Dougherty and Karim will share findings on two JSI projects, The Last Ten Kilometers Project and the Community Benefits Health Project that was part of the Innovations initiative. Both projects have uniquely incorporated social norms and network approaches to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.

Date: April 20, 2017 at 4 pm
Location: Academy Hall, FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Session: New Information Circuits, Table 17: Social Norms and Networking Approach to Maternal and Newborn Health Practices

Read more about our work using the social network approach here.

Be sure to join the above sessions if you plan to attend the conference or follow the event hashtag #GHPC17 for updates.