The Health Innovation Team seeks to improve health equity worldwide by developing scalable innovations that build upon successful community-based primary health models and target vulnerable populations.
Specifically, the team coordinates applied research projects and supports on-the-ground field demonstrations in partnership with an expanding base of Future Generations organizations and alumni, both domestically and internationally.
Innovations build upon two decades of organizational experience and lessons in community empowerment and capacity building methodologies. The core lessons that drive our creativity are that:
- Strengthening social capital at all levels has a direct positive impact on community health.
- Relationships among mothers, community members, organizations, institutions, and government are essential for the application and delivery of technical and behavioral interventions.
Future Generations experience includes training networks of community health workers and strengthening community-government partnerships for health in Afghanistan, China, India, and Peru. Future Generations has also played a significant role in influencing national health strategies and policy in Afghanistan and Peru.
A collection of new stories, publications, web pages, and multimedia related to Future Generations work in health are listed below. For more information, contact Nicky Bassford, Health Innovation Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.