April Milestone: Working Groups

Working Groups are the heart and soul of CORE Group’s International Community Health Network. As the main voluntary mechanism to provide leadership within the network, they implement activities relevant to CORE Group Members.

Read this month’s milestone post to learn more about the purpose and accomplishments of our Working Groups over the last 20 years!

WORKING GROUPS DEFINED

Working Groups are teams of individuals from multiple organizations furthering the development and understanding of a technical or cross-cutting topic. The groups are self-organizing, self-governing, and adaptive entities that transcend organizational boundaries.

Collectively generating ideas and tackling issues at the periphery of the evidence base, Working Groups push the field of community health forward to demonstrate health impact on a meaningful scale.

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You can read more about our current Working Groups on the CORE Group website.

EVOLUTION AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Working Groups have evolved and changed over the years based on Member needs and global priorities, but one constant has been the development of many state-of-the-art tools and resources. Check out the timeline below to learn more!

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THE VALUE OF WORKING GROUPS

Working Groups connect community health experts and professionals around the world, breaking down organizational barriers to avoid duplication of effort and encourage collaborative response.

It’s a kind of bottom-up experience in the Working Group, and we generate a lot of interesting topics and try to see what are the opportunities to work with other groups, and then really advance the global health agenda.

Regina Benevides, Pathfinder International, RMNAH Working Group Co-Chair

Our Working Groups are highly engaged and provide many opportunities for participants to grow their professional connections, from frequent listserv communications to Working Group calls, webinars, and in-person meetings at CORE Group Conferences. CORE Group Members also have the opportunity to lead Working Groups as co-chairs.

It’s a really fun opportunity to get together a group of dynamic individuals coming from a wide range of organizations that are working to address malnutrition in all its forms. It’s just a really fun opportunity to shepherd this group of individuals toward achieving something together

Jennifer Burns, CRS, Nutrition Working Group Co-Chair 

Want to get involved in one of our Working Groups? Join Working Group listservs here, and register for our Spring 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference on April 20 – 21, 2017 where you can meet in person with Working Groups to learn more about them and contribute to current projects.