Priorities in Global Health, moderated by Chris Wade, is a panel discussion exploring innovative approaches to global health issues. A panel from UW Seattle and UW Bothell discuss the impact of global health issues, assess current ideology, research, and practices that encumber progress, and present ideas for interventions, actions, and practices to make a positive impact.
Initial presentations will include:
1. Onyinye Edeh: Adolescent/Youth Health.
Adolescence is a critical developmental period with long-term implications for the health and well-being individuals. Health promotion for adolescents is not assumed to be a priority but it is critical because it enables youth to increase control over their health through informed decision making. Health promotion moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.
2. Johanna Crane: Ethnographic Study on Global Health Education and Partnerships
Is Global Health being compromised by Academia and elsewhere due to its popularity? It is a priority to understand the dynamics of partnerships in terms of power, ethics, and equality.
3. James Pfeiffer: It is a priority to build health systems that provide basic services. Looking at NGOs: NGOs receive funding but do not develop sustainable programs and due to limited scope, NGOs are antithetical to systemic change. It is a priority to understand what steps lead to apposite engagement and strengthening health systems.
4. Clarence Spigner: A Critical Eye on GH
Is the current structure (Education, Research, & Funding) contributing to the problems in Global Health? What are the costs of having a restricted view of Global Health? Is Global Health the new Colonialism? It is a priority to evaluate the actors on the stage of Global Health.
5. Chris Wade: Defining Global Health
Identifying a working defination for "global health." (program moderator)
Presentations will be followed by discussion, facilitated by Carolyn Brennan and Andrea Kovalesky.
Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the UW Bothell Alumni Council.