2019 CCIH Conference

The CCIH 2019 Conference will be held June 6-8 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Our theme is Called to Care: A Strong Community for Lasting Health.

Featured Speakers

Robert Redfield, MD

Dr. Robert Redfield, MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will address the CCIH 2019 conference on Friday, June 7. Dr. Redfield has been a public health leader actively engaged in clinical research and clinical care of chronic human viral infections and infectious diseases, especially HIV, for more than 30 years. Dr. Redfield served as the founding Director of the Department of Retroviral Research within the U.S. Military’s HIV Research Program.

Following his military service, he co-founded the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology with Dr. William Blattner and Dr. Robert C. Gallo and served as the Chief of Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Carrie Hessler-Radelet will share her stories and challenges of leadership at the conference on June 7. Long before Ms. Hessler-Radelet served as the Director of the U.S. Peace Corps from 2012 to 2017, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa.

Today, Hessler-Radelet is the President & CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), a global development organization working with families and communities to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls in 15 countries.

She will share stories and challenges of leadership, and how she integrates her faith with her work in global development.

Brian Fikkert

Brian Fikkert, Best-Selling Author and Poverty Expert

Best-selling author and poverty expert Dr. Brian Fikkert will speak in the opening plenary session on June 6. Dr. Fikkert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development, a research and training center that is dedicated to helping churches and missionaries to declare the kingdom of God by bringing economic development and spiritual transformation to the poor.

Dr. Fikkert Brian also serves as a professor of economics and community development at Covenant College and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development. He has published articles in both leading academic and popular journals and has co-authored the best-selling book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself.

Our Focus

At our core, faith communities are called to care for themselves and those in need. Paul’s letter in Philippians 2:3-4 reminds us to “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

The conference will explore questions such as:

  • How do we build capacity of local caring communities and organizations?
  • How can faith-based organizations incorporate human-centered design? (Program design that considers the human perspective in all steps of development and problem solving.)
  • Are faith-based programs themselves resilient and innovative?
  • Are we working with other faith-based organizations, churches, government agencies, NGOs, and others to ensure our communities are self-sufficient?
  • How are faith-based organizations integrating faith and work in the field?

And much more.

Registration, Rates and More

To register, and find information about registration rates, the schedule, housing and more, visit the Registration website. Early bird deadline is March 20!

To be eligible for the member registration rate, you must have paid dues for 2018.

Conference Sponsorship

Learn more about opportunities to reach Christians working in global health by becoming a conference sponsor.

See the 2019 Conference Sponsorship Packet

Visa Invitation Letters

Requests for visa invitation letters were due by March 15, 2019.

Special Housing Needs

If you need special housing accommodations due to a physical disability, please inform conference [at] ccih.org by April 30.

Continuing Education Certificates

CCIH has partnered with a Liberty University (LU) to provide continuing education certificates to conference participants. CCIH will provide LU with a list of all confirmed conference attendees for cross-reference. After the conference, CCIH will issue a link to participants to go to the Liberty University website and pay $25 USD to Liberty, who will then issue a certificate of completion for a certain number of hours. It will be up to the conference attendee to submit the continuing education units (CEU) certificate to his or her credentialing agency to determine if the agency will give credit for attending the CCIH conference.

*Please note CCIH is unable to provide childcare for attendees.


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