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Published on August 31, 2016

PIH Health Selected For International Project on Promising Practices in Community Engagement

PIH Health is One of Five U.S. Organizations Selected to Participate in Two-year Project

PIH Health is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of five U.S. organizations to participate in a two-year project designed to promote international best practice learning. The project is led by the Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC), an international research center, and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas Fund at CAF America. Selected organizations will exchange information and learn from approaches used in other countries, as a basis for enhancing local community participation and decision-making about health initiatives.

“PIH Health is honored to participate in this project aimed at improving community health outcomes through international best-practice learning,” said Vanessa Ivie, director of Community Benefit and Community Health. “We look forward to the research, training and collaboration amongst all organizations involved, and we are eager to apply new knowledge and information within our organization and the geographic areas we serve.”

“We are looking forward to building learning in this vital area directly from those implementing promising practices, both from organizations in the U.S.A. like PIH Health, and from those in a range of other countries,” said Dr Rene Loewenson, director of TARSC. “An informed, involved community and shared decision making is a significant asset for improved wellbeing and a culture of health, and we hope that the peer-to-peer exchange in this project will provide useful and adaptable learning.”

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