Future Generations Fall Newsletter 2013

Future Generations
October, 2013

This Fall 2013 newsletter of Future Generations and Future Generations Graduate School features photos and stories on:

  • New President, Everett Ressler
  • Graduation of the Inaugural Kathryn W. Davis Peacebuilding Class
  • Success Mapping and Peer Exchanges in Haiti
  • Partnership-Based Approach for Peru Community Health
  • West Virginia Veteran Friendly Communities
  • Women's Self-Help Groups in India
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Peru partner – Regional Health Office of Huánuco – wins first place award for “Good Practices in Public Management”

Future Generations Peru partners with the Regional Health Office (DIRESA) of Huánuco to promote and implement better practices in linking primary health care facilities with homes. In July 2013, the DIRESA Huánuco received first place in a national competition for “Good Practices in Public Management” in the category Maternal-Infant Nutrition.

WV Community Health Workers Meet Local Health Priorities

West Virginia has among the worst health indicators in the United States, including high rates of obesity, drug overdose, and tobacco smoking. To improve health behaviors, Future Generations Rural America trains local leaders as Community Health Workers (CHWs).

Storytelling to Heal Trauma

In February, Future Generations Graduate School Endowed Professor, Dr. Shukria Hassan of Afghanistan, exchanged powerful stories with other development experts as part of a course at Eastern Mennonite University on Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR).

New Video Used for Health Advocacy in Peru Viewed by 400 Health Officials

A new video produced by Future Generations Peru was recently presented at two  Peruvian Fora, reaching more than 400 Ministry of Health Officials from all 24 regions. Available in English and Spanish, the video tells the day in the life of a Community Health Worker who promotes health prevention and links her community with the community co-managed health center.

Influencing Health Policy in Peru

With evidence and advocacy from Future Generations Peru, the Regional Health Office of Huánuco recently added a new strategy, known as "sectorization," to their official policy for strengthening all of Huánuco's 253 primary health care facilities.

Non-Clinic based Health Workers Reach West Virginians Where They Gather

In southern West Virginia, Future Generations partners with five local organizations to strengthen community-based health education. While clinical services exist, many health problems can be prevented and detected earlier with access to the right information and resources. To better reach West Virginians with health information and resources in the places where they gather, local partner organizations have selected one or two community members to be trained as community health workers.

Two Decades of Global Impact Report

Future Generations
Future Generations Graduate School
Future Generations
September, 2012

The Two Decades of Global Impact report highlights the role and achievements of Future Generations since its founding in November 1992. The report highlights key achievements in community-based learning, health, conservation, peacebuilding, and higher education for development practitioners. A summary of key achievements include:  

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John Hopkins Public Health Magazine features video of Dr. Carl Taylor on "The Origins of International Health"

As part of their Online Extra's section, John Hopkins Public Health Magazine recently featured a video on the late Dr. Carl Taylor on "The Origins of International Health."

Community Management Improves Rural Primary Health Center

In East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, India, near the mouth of the Brahmaputra River in the town of Sille, a primary health center serves six major rural villages and a growing migrant population of more than 10,000 people. The surrounding indigenous population is within a 12km walk over difficult terrain to the primary health center, which was seldom used and was in such a dilapidated condition that curative and preventative care was practically non-existent.

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