Join CCIH to Visit a Trailblazer in Community-Based Primary Health Care

Dear PHCF, 

An additional email this week: Christian Connections for International Health would like to invite folks from Hopkins (whatever your level of training/practice) to join in this very special trip to learn about primary health care and rural health in Jamkhed, India - Feb 11-18, 2019! More details below.

Teresa - for PHCF
the Public Health Christian Fellowship at JHSPH | email us at | PHCF at Hopkins Blog

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From: Christian Connections for International Health <>
Date: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Reminder: Join CCIH to Visit a Trailblazer in Community-Based Primary Health Care

Join CCIH on a Visit to Jamkhed, India
February 11-18, 2019
In above photo, Village Health Workers gather at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) for ongoing training with various lengths of service in their communities.

Community Based Primary Health Care Trip

Visit one of the original models of community empowerment in health care by joining CCIH on a trip to the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, India February 11-18, 2019. Community-Based Prevention and Care is one of CCIH’s four strategic themes in support of our mission to promote health and wholeness form a Christian perspective.

As we honor the 40th anniversary of the WHO/UNICEF Alma Ata Declaration of Primary Health Care it is especially relevant to visit CRHP, which was one of only three community programs included in Kenneth Newell’s book Health by the People published by WHO in 1975. This trip offers the opportunity to learn from the experience of this project in ways that inform CCIH members and affiliates. Participants will also spend time exploring how CCIH should develop its strategies for this priority theme.

The program will include:

  • Sessions with village health workers (VHWs) sharing stories of transformation, roles, and training, as well as with Mobile Health Teams (MHT) and the CRHP Director.
  • Village visits to see VHWs and the MHT at work and discussions with community members.
  • Specific topics depending on interest of participants.
  • Sharing experiences with staff and other participants.

Cost: $850 per person (not including airfare to India), includes:

  • Transport from/to airport
  • Room & meals on campus, field visits, daily sessions with VHWs and staff
  • Visit Ellora Caves near Aurangabad (UNESCO Heritage Site)

Travel Logistics:

  • All participants must arrange their own transportation to Pune, India. CRHP will arrange transport from the airport to Jamkhed.
  • Participants are responsible for obtaining any necessary visa (tourist) and insurances.

*Scholarships are not available for this event.
*CRHP can accommodate most dietary needs except nut allergies.

Application Deadline is October 5, 2018 Apply Here
See more information and a video here.


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