TrainingSince its inception more than 30 years ago, JSI has been training health care providers and managers, as well as community members and peer outreach workers, to achieve performance goals. JSI develops and conducts training in public health, clinical services, cultural competency, and institutional strengthening. Additionally, JSI develops and produces health education and program support tools targeting both service providers and target populations in these areas. Our training programs and materials are public health focused, evidence-based, and culturally targeted. JSI works with its partners to identify what factors contribute to desired performance and what can be done to strengthen them, developing targeted training as appropriate.
JSI’s international training programs use participatory, adult learning approaches that emphasize mastery of competence before completion and improve the quality of health care available to clients. They include both pre-service as well as in-service training. JSI also partners with our affiliate, World Education, to provide culturally appropriate training to target populations working with local community leaders and health workers.
To measure the effectiveness of our training, JSI builds evaluation into every project. We assess training impact at specific intervals to find out how well participants are applying the skills learned and how on-the-job performance has improved.
Under USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, JSI leads the child health,immunization, and pediatric HIV activities.
An OB/GYN at Ridge Hospital in Ghana trains general practitioners in emergency obstetric and neonatal care through the Focus Regional Health Project's initiative to reduce the rate of infant and maternal mortality in the region.
SPRING is scaling up high-impact nutrition practices and policies by providing technical support on preventing stunting and maternal and child anemia, linking agriculture and nutrition, and changing behavior through communication.
A traditional birth attendant from Taxila is trained in modern obstetric and neonatal care as part of the PAIMAN project's initiative to reduce neonatal mortality in Pakistan.
JSI built technical capacity in both the public and private sectors to provide quality reproductive health and family planning services to reduce the number of abortions, unintended pregnancies, and incidence of sexually transmitted infections.
Elfinesh Duko is trained by JSI's Ethiopia Essential Services for Health project to become a coordinator of a core of community health workers spreading health messages to the people of their kebele in southern Ethiopia.