EHS-COVID (381) Webinar: Self-Management of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic (2) Call for volunteer

5 June, 2021

Dear all,

I sent the message below to HIFA yesterday. I suspect there may be some important lessons to be learned in relation to our current discussion, but I am unable to participate as I have another meeting. Would anyone like to go to this on behalf of HIFA and send us a brief email about it afterwards?

Register here:


Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many health care workers and public health professionals who develop and implement interventions to reconsider options for self-management of care for people living with non-communicable diseases. With people unable or unwilling to visit health facilities on a regular or as-needed basis, self-management of care became a critical and crucial component of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will focus on self-management of care among people living with NCDs. Perspectives will be shared from a frontline health worker and from ProjectHOPE, an organization with deep experience in implementing NCD public health programs for over two decades. Specifically, ProjectHOPE will share results from a multi-country diabetes self-management intervention. The presenters will discuss perspectives on self-management of care, strategies for better patient engagement, results, and lessons learned for long-term change in the delivery of self-management of care programming during COVID and beyond.

Webinar Lead: Barbara L. Smith MPH, CDPM, Senior Program Officer, Project HOPE and Katelyn Bryant-Comstock, MPH, Knowledge Management Advisor, IntraHealth International

Webinar Moderator: Arti Patel Varanasi, PhD. MPH, CPH, President & CEO, Advancing Synergy and Chair, CORE Group NCD Interest Group


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,