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Supporting Community Committees Project Progress Report and Training Materials

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Community Committees Project Model

Progress Report and New Training Materials


This Community of Practice webinar provides a progress report update on World Vision's Community Committees (COMM) Model.  

Community Committees: ‘COMM’ is a generic title given to a health-focused community group empowered to coordinate and manage activities leading to improved overall community health, and strengthened civil society. In most cases, COMM programming is carried out through an existing community health group; often a Ministry of Health-led and supported ‘Village Health Committee”. Illustrative objectives of a COMM may include:

  • Provide a support system for CHWs and other community health volunteers
  • Assess and track the community health situation
  • Mobilize the community for improved health
  • Respond to barriers to health-related behavior change at community level
  • Assist with communication to and from the health system and the local administration
  • Advocate around issues leading to improved health systems

COMM Resource Page on wvi.org (you can share with external peers): http://www.wvi.org/health/community-committees

Covered in this webinar: 

  • Introduction 
  • COMM Model Update - Where are we with COMM in 2016?  Development of the COMM-AIM Tool and the new COMM Publications.
  • COMM Implementation Experience - Kenya CHNIS COMM experience.  
  • COMM for Zika - Guatemala's experience incorporating Zika preparedness and response into COMM Model.  
  • Questions/Discussions. 


Webinar Recordings (5 May 2016):


Webstream Version: https://wvi.webex.com/wvi/ldr.php?RCID=e58ae898491c3e60fae81a8c1c4e80d6

Download Version: https://wvi.webex.com/wvi/lsr.php?RCID=8a15260358712fc5f1d03cc927bdd095

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