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Lesson 7 – An Asset-Based Approach to Community Health

Lesson 7 – An Asset-Based Approach to Community Health

0.5 Hours of CE Available for this session

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Community Health Programs, have been an effective way to help meet the growing shortage of healthcare workers in the developing world. However, by their very nature these programs are vulnerable unless they are driven, owned by and firmly embedded in communities themselves (Lehmann & Sanders , 2007). As such, understanding key strategies for mobilizing community engagement and community ownership is essential for improving health in poor communities. This session reviews a breakthrough community health strategy that seamlessly integrates disease prevention and community development.  In this workshop, Terry will describe how to implement an integrated community health program that transforms the health and lives in resource poor communities from the inside out.

Objectives: 1. Describe the purpose for integrated ministries such as Community Health Empowerment.
2. Identify transformational indicators used to measure the success of an integrated Community Health programs.
3. List the steps in implementing a Community Health Empowerment program.
4. Analyze resources and collaborative partners to help build and expand their programs.
5. Discuss three keys to building successful integrated community health ministries.
6. Tell the story of successful CHE programs in different contexts around the world.

Presented by Terry Dalrymple

For more than twenty-five years, Terry has championed the cause of the poorest of the poor, training and mobilizing workers around the world to facilitate processes that lift whole communities out of cycles of poverty and disease and bring people to faith in Christ. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a strategy for village transformation that seamlessly integrates Christian Discipleship with disease prevention, and community-based development. Using this strategy, villages are transformed and movements are catalyzed that sweep the countryside. The strategy is multidimensional, addressing the whole need of individuals and communities – spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually, and economically. Representatives from more than 650 different organizations are now using it in 130 countries.

After a decade of service in the Philippines, Terry pioneered for Medical Ambassadors International in 9 countries in Southeast Asia, working together with partners to establish CHE programs in more than 400 communities. Later as International Coordinator at Medical Ambassadors, he guided the expansion of a growing global movement.

Terry is visionary leader with a global network. He will not stop until that little girl in the darkest corner of the smallest hut in the most marginalized village on earth has hope in Christ and the promise of a brighter future.

Terry serves as the Founder and Coordinator of the Global CHE Network, Vice-President of the Alliance for Transformational Ministry, and as faculty at the United Nation’s Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy.

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