Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs

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Upcoming Webinars:

 

MHPSS Webinar Series – Accelerating Evidence to Use in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Policy and Programming

4 May 2022

This webinar will feature a discussion around uptake of evidence-based MHPSS interventions and recommendations. It will focus on examples from Africa, highlighting current policy directions and lessons learned from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Depression and Primary Care Partnership for Effectiveness-Implementation Research Project (SMART-DAPPER). A panel representing diverse stakeholder perspectives will remark on how we can accelerate the translation of evidence into more effective policies and programs for MHPSS. Link to register

Health Program Evaluation Development and Implementation

Date TBD

This webinar will present lessons from health systems strengthening evaluations and implications for embedded evaluation capacity strengthening and cross-evaluation learning.

Previous Webinars

Supporting Healthcare Providers to Address Post-Partum Hemorrhage: Practical guidance from an implementation science partnership in Malawi and Madagascar

This webinar presented the results from the Advancing Post Partum Hemorrhage Care Partnership’s implementation science activities in Malawi and Madagascar. You will learn about how to better support providers and strengthen systems to address emergency obstetric complications! Recording and other helpful links will be shared soon.

COVID-19 and contextual adaptations to community-based PSS interventions for trauma-impacted communities

On Thursday, November 11th, 2021 from 9:00-10:00 AM EST, the first webinar in a series entitled: Accelerating Evidence to Use in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Policy and Programming was held. This webinar series is supported by the HEARD Project, managed by University Research Co., LLC. and co-hosted by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) and East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC).

The Implementation Science Collaborative’s MHPSS Webinar Series advances evidence-to-use priorities to inform policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries. The webinar featured a discussion on the use of pilot and formative research in the design and adaptation of community-based psychosocial interventions, especially in response to COVID-19. It highlighted case studies of promising approaches, lessons learned, best practices, and expert panel perspectives from the work of Heartland Alliance International, HIAS, and War Child in Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Jordan. We look forward to your participation! Click here to view the full webinar >

Accelerating the Use of Evidence in Support of Resilient and Respectful RMNCAH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

 On Tuesday, December 8th from 3-5pm EAT (Nairobi), the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco led the first webinar in a series entitled “Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs.” The event featured a discussion about the state of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) systems, services, and priorities in the region and highlighted stakeholder perspectives across a range of topics to be featured in the forthcoming webinar series, which include: family planning; high quality and respectful maternal services; nutrition and WASH vulnerabilities among the urban poor; and data-informed policy approaches to ending violence against children.  Click here to view the full webinar >

Innovative Strategies in Family Planning: Valuable Lessons from East Africa

On Tuesday, February 23rd from 4-5pm EAT (Nairobi), the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco co-led a webinar entitled: “Innovative Strategies in Family Planning: Valuable Lessons from East Africa.” This webinar was the second in the Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs: Strengthening & Sustaining RMNCAH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa webinar series. The event explored innovations that address access, misconceptions, and implementation strategies for new family planning methods, as well as featured a panel discussion hosted by Dr. Sandra McCoy. Click here to view the full webinar >

Respectful Maternal Care: Are we trending in the right direction? A conversation about RMC Approaches and Routine Monitoring & Evaluation

On Tuesday, May 25th from 4-5pm EAT (Nairobi), the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco co-led a webinar entitled: “Respectful Maternal Care: Are we trending in the right direction?” This webinar was the third in the Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs: Strengthening & Sustaining RMNCAH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa webinar series. The event explored evidence, experiences and perspectives on routine monitoring and evaluation for respectful maternal care in Africa. This webinar was co-hosted by the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco. Click here to view the full webinar >

Using collaborative learning approaches to accelerate better practices and policy for MNCH priorities

On Thursday, 15 July 2021 from 8:30-10am EDT, the USAID HRP webinar hosted Dr. Emily Peca and Dr. Jim Sherry from the HEARD Project. They showcased examples of using communities of practice and knowledge management hubs to expand understanding and application of adaptive learning approaches to improve health outcomes. View now >