Health – Lifestyles – Christian Values: Pioneering Global Health Solutions in the 21st Century

June 8-10, 2012 | Marymount University |Arlington, Virginia

The source of our Christian values and the core beliefs that direct our lifestyles provide us with a perspective that profoundly shapes and informs our approach to health and development This interaction of faith and science, spirit and flesh, beliefs and action is a key component to what makes the CCIH conference unique and draws our network together each year.

Friday, June 8 | Pre-Conference Workshops

The Power of Faith to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

David Dyjack, National Association of County and City Health Officials | NCDs: A Local Governmental Public Health Perspective | View PowerPoint Presentation

Kent Hill, World Vision

Dr. Synnove Knutsen, Loma Linda University | The Power of Faith to Address Non-Communicable Diseases | View PowerPoint Presentation

Jeffrey Meer, Public Health Institute | Global Epidemiology of NCDs | View PowerPoint Presentation

How Effective Is Your Organization in Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Christian Values? Monitoring & Evaluation

Dr. Elvira Beracochea, MIDEGO Inc. | View PowerPoint Presentation

Addressing Family Planning from Christian Viewpoints

Dr. Douglas Huber, Reproductive Health Consultant | Family Planning Strategies and Tools for Success | View PowerPoint Presentation

Dr. Douglas Huber, Reproductive Health Consultant | Post-Abortion Family Planning | View PowerPoint Presentation

Anne Wilson, Senior Global Health Advisor

Dr. Henry Mosley, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health | Unmet Need for Contraception | View PowerPoint Presentation

Ron Mataya, Loma Linda University School of Public Health

Lauren VanEnk | Addressing the Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents | View PowerPoint Presentation

Proposal Writing

Adrienne Allison, World Vision

Plenary #1 Opening Plenary: Beacons of Hope for the Burdens of Obesity

Dr. Synnove Knutsen, Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Loma Linda University | Adventist Health Studies | View PowerPoint Presentation

David Dyjack, National Association of County and City Health Officials | NCDs: A Local Governmental Public Health Perspective | View PowerPoint Presentation

Saturday, June 9

Plenary #2: Chronic Disease, Biblical Wisdom, Longevity: The Epidemiology, The Word, The Evidence

Dr. Jonathan Quick, President, Management Sciences for Health; and Janneke Quick, Community Wellness Director, Live Well Winona | View PowerPoint Presentation

Videos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Breakout Session #1

Value Transformation: Protecting Orphans and Vulnerable Children – Strategies and Practices

Dick Stellway, Community Vision International | School and Community Partnerships | View PowerPoint Presentation

Wendy Bovard, Restvek Freedom Foundation in Haiti | Making a Difference…In the Darkness | View PowerPoint Presentation

Wendy McMahan, Food for the Hungry | Transforming U.S. Church Values in Orphan Care Engagement | View PowerPoint Presentation

Videos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

The Dual Challenges Confronting International Health Today: Preventing Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

Katia Reinert, North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists | Adventists in Step for Life: A Comprehensive Faith-Based Approach Targeting Obesity | View PowerPoint Presentation

Connie Gates, JAMKHED | Communities Address “Lifestyle” Health Problems

Bill Reed, Living Waters for the World | How We Got Here, Where We Are Going

Applying Leadership Principles and Practices in Developing Country Settings

Paul Armerding, Medical Compass | Teaching Leadership and Management in Developing Countries | View PowerPoint Presentation

Joel Ruark, North Baltimore Mennonite Church | He, She, Three: Theological Reflections on Gender Relations | View PowerPoint Presentation

Neil Thompson, OMF International | Cross Cultural Leadership Lessons Learned in the Operating Room | View PowerPoint Presentation

Breakout Session #2

Partnerships and Stewardship as Strategies to Build Sustainable Health Programs

Dr. Dean Pallant, The Salvation Army | Partnering with Governments and Secular Agencies While Remaining Faithful to God | View PowerPoint Presentation

Pastor Daniel Reeves, Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. | The Need for Health Education within Liberia’s Christian Seminaries | View Video 1 (Contains Dean Pallant and Daniel Reeves)

LaTashia Satterfield Ogunlana, Gye Nyame Consulting | Stewardship as a Tool to Build Capacity While Improving Sustainability | View PowerPoint Presentation

Videos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Protecting and Promoting Early Child Development in Marginalized Populations

Dr. John Bryant, Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Urban Slums of Africa | Faith-based Support of Early Child Development in Urban Slums of Africa | View PowerPoint Presentation

Jose Miguel, MAP International | A Holistic Response to Child Abuse | View PowerPoint Presentation

Christian Innovations in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

Joy Mukaire, Christian Health Association of Sudan | Increasing the Demand for HIV Testing in the Western Equatoria and Lakes States of South Sudan | View PowerPoint Presentation

Christine Washington Davis, Christian HIV and AIDS Network of Liberia | Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health: Reducing Teenage Pregnancies and STIs/HIV/AIDS Among Young People in Liberia | View PowerPoint Presentation

Pauline Muchina, UNAIDS

Plenary #3: Voices from the U.S. Government

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID | View PowerPoint Presentation

Shellie Bressler, Office of Senator Richard Lugar

Tom Walsh, US Department of State

Videos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Plenary #4: Case for the Importance of FBOs in Global Development

Andrew Natsios, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Sunday, June 10

Breakout Session #3

It Takes a Village: Engaging the Christian Community in Family Planning Success – Christians Making a Difference

Lauren VanEnk, Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health | Revitalizing Family Planning in Christian Health Associations through Community Health Workers and Religious Leaders | View PowerPoint Presentation

Amy Metzger, Christian Connections for International Health | CCIHs Update on Efforts Toward Reproductive Health Supplies Security for Members | View PowerPoint Presentation

Mona Bormet, Christian Connections for International Health | Family Planning Advocacy | View PowerPoint Presentation

Videos: Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Faith-Based Pioneering of Primary Health Care Initiatives

Rick Santos, IMA World Health | North-South Capacity Building of FBO Networks | View PowerPoint Presentation

Steven Brewster, Dakota Consulting | Promising Initiatives for State/NGO/FBO Community Collaboration in Haiti

Dr. Carl Stecker, Catholic Relief Services | Foundations, Associations, and Networks: Oh My! Health Systems Strengthening, a Haiti Experience | View PowerPoint Presentation

Breakout Session #4

Addressing and Understanding Nutrition as a Component of Global Health

Emily Chambers Sharpe, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator | Integrating Nutrition and PMTCT Programs Resources for Nutrition and Global Health | View PowerPoint Presentation

Noreen Mucha, Bread for the World

New Approaches to Old Problems in MCH Care

Joy Mukaire, Christian Health Association of Sudan | Scaling the Frontier: Traditional Birth Attendant Practices and Possible Involvement in PMTCT Service Delivery

Adrienne Allison, World Vision | New Approach to an Old Challenge: Increasing Contraceptive Use

Technological Innovations in International Health

Kyle Duarte, Management Sciences for Health | mHealth | View PowerPoint Presentation

Laura Elizabeth Pohl, Bread for the World | Social Technology | View PowerPoint Presentation

Student Project Session

Molly Krans, Loma Linda University School of Public Health | CBPR Approach to Develop and Implement Air Quality Mitigation | View PowerPoint Presentation

Pamela Mukaire, Loma Linda University School of Public Health | A Collaborative Between Low-Income Communities, Churches and Univeristy to Increase Accessibility of Healthy Food Options | View PowerPoint Presentation

Plenary #5: Opportunities and Imperatives for the Faith Community in International Health

Lois Quam, Global Health Initiative

Adam Taylor, World Vision | Faith-Inspired Advocacy for Global Health | View PowerPoint Presentation

Videos:  Adam Taylor | Adam Taylor Part 2 | Adam Taylor Part 3 | Q&A

Monday, June 11 | CCIH 2nd Annual Advocacy Day

Following the conference on Monday, June 11, CCIH held its Second Annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to share the message of the importance of the work of faith-based groups in global health and the positive benefits of U.S. foreign assistance.

Capitol Hill Briefing: Reaching Vulnerable Populations: How Faith-Based Organizations Make a Difference in Global Health

Maternal and Child Health in South Sudan | PowerPoint Presentation by Joy Mukaire, Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Sudan at the Capitol Hill Briefing | Joy Mukaire explains the maternal health situation in South Sudan and how CHAS works in collaboration with the community to involve church leaders and traditional birth attendants in maternal care and promoting healthy practices.

CCIH joined other faith-based organizations in sponsoring the briefing on Capitol Hill on the vital role of faith-based organizations in reaching and providing care to vulnerable populations. The briefing was co-sponsored with the Healthy Families Healthy Planet initiative of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good and UNAIDS.