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Results of a key informant study

Capacities of Caribbean Health Workforce to meet current challenges of non communicable disease prevention and control

Results of a key informant study

High level meeting on Human resources for Health in the Caribbean

Branka Legetic, James Hospedales,

Pan American Health Organization- World Health Organization


Survey on training needs for ncd prevention and control on line 2010

Survey on Training needs for NCD prevention and control ( on line 2010)

  • Purpose: To contribute to the improvement of CARMEN school project initiatives, by getting opinion on key competences lacking among health workforce regarding NCD prevention and control.

  • Key informants: NCD program managers/coordinators, leaders of related NCD initiatives/programs ( tobacco, alcohol, health promotion, physical activity and nutrition)


Objective

Objective:

  • Identify the needs and preferences for capacity building from professionals working in NCD and related programs and are managers in charge of planning and executing NCD and related programs on a country level.

  • Participants

  • 31 country

  • Caribbean: Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Surinam, BVI, Cayman Islands, Guyana, St Lucia, St Kitts, Trinidad


Study results 2010

Study results ( 2010):

Profile of the respondents:

  • Participants:146 NCD managers & collaborators

  • Caribbean: 45 NCD managers and collaborators

  • Response rate: 72%, Caribbean: 65%

  • Gender: F( 60.2%) M (39.8%)

  • Average age: 39; Caribbean:41

  • Profile: MD 58%; MSc 66%; 19%PhD; 49% specialists

  • Caribbean: MD 60%; MSc 20%; 40% specialists


Competences that need enforcement region

Competences that need enforcement (Region)

Investigation, statistics, epidemiology (10%)

Evaluation (8.6%)

Negotiation skills ( esp. with other sectors) 7.9%

Advocacy ( 6.8%)

Collaboration, coordination, networking (6.1%)

Inter-sectoral action (5.4%)

Social marketing and communication (5.1%)


Competences that need enforcement caribbean

Competences that need enforcement (Caribbean)

  • Monitoring and evaluation 13.3%

  • Professional development 9.3%

  • Planning 8.0%

  • Research, statistics ,epidemiology 6.7%

  • Collaboration, coordination, work with other sectors 5.3%

  • Social Marketing 5.3%

  • Resource mobilization 5.3%


Level of priority given to essential public health functions in relation to ncds caribbean

Access equitable use of health services

p1 mín

Development of health personnel

Program administration

p2

Quality assurance

Self-care at community level

p3

Applied research

Policy development institutional capacity

p4

Regulation and fiscal capacity

Surveillance of NCDs and RF

p5 max

Health promotion

Health situation analysis

Intersectoral action

Evaluation of plans and programs

Social participation

0

10

20

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40

50

60

70

80

90

100

% Respondents

Level of priority given to Essential Public Health Functions in relation to NCDs Caribbean


Available resources for training

yes

Basic Software

no

Internet

other

Computer at Work

Specialized Software

Video Conference

Library

0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

% of respondents

Available resources for training


Results of a key informant study

CARMEN Network 2011

MembersArgentina, Anguilla, Aruba,Antigua

Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Canada,

Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,

Curacao, Chile, Dominica, El Salvador,

Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras,

Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,

Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico,

Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, BVI

Barbados, St Kits & Nevis, Grenada,

Guyana, Surinam,

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Collaborating membersSLU,USF,NHLBI,CDC,PHAC

AMNET, RAFA,ILSI,F&V,IDB

  • Special Project

  • USA-Mexico (border)


Carmen school

Carmen School

Special project of CARMEN network

  • Generic name for series of training and public health activities that build a partnership between Schools or Departments of Public Health (SPH), Public Health Agencies and Ministries of Health (MOH) at the country level.


Present composition

Present composition

  • Evidence Based Public Health Course (EBPH)

  • Physical Activity and Public Health, (PAPH)

  • Social Marketing course (SM)

  • Policy Analyses and Decision Making (PADM)

  • Chronic Disease management (CDM)

All offered in Spanish and English


Partners

Partners

  • The University of Saint Louis, School of Public Health (PRC) in USA

  • University of South Carolina, School of Public Health (PRC) US

  • University of South Florida, School of Public Health (PRC)US

  • University of Cali, School of Public Health (Colombia)

  • University of Concepcion, Department of Public Health (Chile)

  • University of Pelotas, ( Brazil)

  • The West Indies University, Department of Public Health (Jamaica)

  • The University of San Carlos & University of Galileo (Guatemala)

  • University of South Florida branch in Panama City ( Panama)

  • University of Miami


Challenges

Challenges

Logistics & organization:

  • Limited reach through “in person” courses

  • Resource demanding

    Content:

  • Request for “new skills” like negotiations, inter-sector action, social marketing, communication


Conclusion

Conclusion &…

  • Capacity building as the #2 bullet for action on Next Steps (Mid term Report on Regional Strategy and Action plan for NCDs in the Americas presented to countries in 2010)

  • UN HLM Declaration implementation requires from countries greater capacity in all aspects of NC prevention and control


Results of a key informant study

NEXT STEPs for 2012

CARMEN School at PAHO Virtual Campus


Thank you

Thank you!

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