Since its inception, CORE Group has hosted two major in-person gatherings each year –traditionally a two-day meeting in the fall and a week-long meeting in the spring.
As CORE Group evolved beyond its original purpose of convening NGO grantees of USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program, the meetings expanded as well, attracting universities, private sector, donors, UN, civil society, etc.
From the early 2000s to the early 2010s, the average number of attendees doubled, and in 2013, we renamed the “Meetings” to “Global Health Practitioner Conferences” to reflect their growing caliber.
“The conversations were very thought provoking and invoked deep discussion and reflection. The [Spring 2014] conference provided a unique platform for global health practitioners to learn from each other and share experiences in a unique way. I found the conference to be excellent, and I’m already looking forward to the fall conference!” – Elizabeth Romanoff Silva, USAID
The conferences provide state-of-the-art global health information, engage our International Community Health Network in dialogue to share innovations and move key issues forward, develop new relationships and partnerships through networking, build member skills, and develop working group plans and activities.
“This is my first CORE Goup conference [Spring 2016], and what’s been amazing is to feel such a sense of camaraderie with people that are doing really important work all across the globe, and to have a sense that there’s a team of us working toward the same outcomes for kids.” – Maureen Dykinga, SPOON Foundation
Below is a list of all the meetings and conferences in our records, including links to reports for all in the last several years.
- Spring 2001 | Millwood, VA: “Strengthening through Collaboration”
- Fall 2001 | Washington, DC
- Spring 2002 | Millwood, VA: “CORE Growth and Opportunities”
- Fall 2002 | Washington, DC
- Spring 2003 | Portland, OR: “APPLE CORE: Advancing and Promoting Partnerships and Leadership Everywhere”
- Fall 2003 | Washington, DC: “Training in Technical Communication Skills”
- Spring 2004 | Baltimore, MD: “Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Impact at the Country Level”
- Fall 2004 | Washington, DC
- Spring 2005 | West Point, NY: “Scaling Up”
- Fall 2005 | Washington, DC: “Health Systems Strengthening from the Community Up”
- Spring 2006, Easton, MD: “The Faces and Facets of Quality”
- Fall 2006 | Washington, DC
- Spring 2007 | Easton, MD: “Innovation for Health”
- Fall 2007 | Washington, DC
- Spring 2008 | Atlanta, GA: “Research”
- Fall 2008 | Washington, DC
- Spring 2009 | Annapolis, MD: “Communities: Keystone for Health Systems Strengthening”
- Fall 2009 | Washington, DC: “Community Health: Person-Centered Care“
- Spring 2010 | Baltimore, MD: “Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Communities and Health Systems Strengthening“
- Fall 2010 | Washington, DC: “Inspiration, Integration, Impact“
- Spring 2011 | Baltimore, MD: “Equity in Health: Ensuring Access, Increasing Use“
- Fall 2011 | Washington, DC: “Windows of Opportunity for Health and Well-Being“
- Spring 2012 | Wilmington, DE: “Demystifying & Using Data for Community Health Impact“
- Fall 2012 | Washington, DC: “Call to End Preventable Child Deaths: The INGO Response“
- Spring 2013 | Baltimore, MD: “Capacity Strengthening for Global Health: Partnerships, Accountability, Integration, Learning (PAIL)“
- Fall 2013 | Washington, DC: “Social Accountability, Health Equity and Empowerment“
- Spring 2014 | Silver Spring, MD: “Health for All Starts in the Community“
- Fall 2014 | Washington, DC: “Strengthening Community Health Systems through CHWs and mHealth“
- Spring 2015 | Alexandria, VA: “Advancing Community Health across the Continuum of Care“
- Fall 2015 | Washington, DC: “Trending Topics in Community Health“
- Spring 2016 | Portland, OR: “Achieving Health for All through Multi-dimensional Approaches“
- Fall 2016 | Washington, DC: “Community Health Transitions: Leading for Impact“
- Spring 2017 | Washington, DC: “Integrated Approaches: The SBC Key to Community Health“
- Fall 2017 | Baltimore, MD: “Collaborating for Healthy Communities: Results, Realities, and Opportunities“