CORE Group’s 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference

Lesley Oot speaking to conference attendees at a roundtable.

Lesley Oot, FANTA’s Technical Officer for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, tells Information Circuit participants about FANTA’s upcoming Guide to Anthropometry.

New approaches to social and behavior change (SBC) was the focus of this year’s CORE Group Spring Conference.

Taking place on April 20–21, 2017, presenters and attendees examined new approaches to SBC in community health programming; learning about integrated tools; sharing SBC integration for humanitarian disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; and discussing family-centered engagement in community health.

Mary Packard speaking at a podium before a group.

Mary Packard, FANTA’s Technical Advisor for Social and Behavior Change, presents “Tackling the ‘C’ in NACS.” 

Mary Packard, FANTA’s Technical Advisor for Social and Behavior Change, presented “Tackling the ‘C’ in NACS: IPC for Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support” on April 20. She shared tools FANTA has developed to improve counseling for behavior change, making the case that, while difficult to do well, counseling can be improved with simplified tools and skills-based training.

Lesley Oot, FANTA’s Technical Officer for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, ran one of the New Information Circuits, during which participants learned how FANTA’s Guide to Anthropometry (available in Fall 2017), can be a comprehensive reference across all age groups on how to collect, understand, and use anthropometric data in their programs.

The 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference took place at FHI 360’s Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

20 April 2017
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