Social innovation in health is defined as a community-engaged process that links social change and health improvement, drawing on the diverse strengths of local individuals and institutions. Social innovation contends that having local beneficiaries drive the development of a health program leads to more accountable and sustainable services. (Halpaap et al, Lancet Global Health, 2020).
From June 6th to July 18th between 12pm and 1pmUTC time, Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health (SESH), Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) and UNC CFAR TechEngage will organize a Social Innovation Summer Training Workshop each Tuesday.
Social innovation fellows and researchers will present one-hour workshops focused on community-engaged research, infectious diseases of poverty, crowdfunding, and related topics.
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Social Innovation in Health:
Definitionsand Conceptual Frameworks
Jesson James Montealto
Muhammed Lamin Sambou
Crowdsourcing for Social
Innovation in Health and Health Research
Eunice Chinazom Jacob
Anita Nyarkoa Walker
Share what you saw:
An online workshop on storytelling
and research dissemination
Komang Gde Ardi Pradnya Septiawan
Linet M. Mutisya
Charlotte Pana Scott
Nkeiruka Mary-kate Orji
Ángela Karina Sarria Caicedo
Monitoring and Evaluating
Uchenna Chukwunonso Ogwaluonye
July. 18th 12pm-1pm UTC
Social Innovation in Health Research
Rayner KJ Tan
Nwadiuto Okwuniru Azugo
TDR/SIHI Resources for the Workshop
Social Innovation in Health: Definitions and Conceptual Frameworks
This workshop seeks to provide participants with an overview of social innovation and its components and characteristics. The workshop will also provide a look into the process undertaken to build and sustain social innovations in health. Finally, participants grouped and given sample cases to analyze and apply the principles of social innovation described with feedback after they have presented their findings.
Crowdsourcing for Social Innovation in Health and Health Research
Crowdsourcing open call has emerged as an innovative approach that leverages multi-sectoral disciplines to solve community challenges. The concept has been applied in medical and public health research, disaster management, computer science, information technology and business and management. Crowdsourcing open call is defined as a process where a group of individuals solve a problem and then share selected solutions with the public. It is therefore important for students and researchers to know the process of crowdsourcing open call. This session aims to help the participants understand how crowdsourcing open call is conducted and its pros and cons.
Introduction to Human-Centered Design
This interactive workshop will cover the three phases of human-centered design: inspiration, ideation, and implementation. We will lead participants through a series of design thinking activities that they can use in their current and future social innovation and health work alongsides stakeholders.
Share what you saw: An online workshop on storytelling and research dissemination
The webinar aims to address one easily neglected skill of a researcher, the art of storytelling and research dissemination. The one-hour webinar covers the whys and hows of sharing the findings of your research. This also includes a mini-workshop so participants can apply the hero-narrative framework in their areas of research.
Introduction to Implementation Research
This workshop will be led by two representatives from the SIHI-LAC hub who have worked closely with the topic of Implementation Research. Throughout the course of the workshop, we will cover the basics of implementation research. We will begin by discussing the key concepts of implementation research, looking at some real-world examples, and walking through its main phases. The workshop will conclude with a group activity to analyze a Latin American implementation research case study where participants will be able to apply the concepts learned throughout the workshop.
Monitoring and Evaluating Social Innovation
Social innovations across different contexts aim to improve health access at the community level, most of which adopt a bottom-up approach. However, no innovation can perfectly deliver its preset goals given contextual differences and micro-factors which may limit its uptake. Monitoring and evaluation of these social innovations provides an avenue for formative assessments which serve as the basis for adaptive changes with the target of identifying gaps in implementation and improving efficiency. This webinar provides an introduction to social innovation monitoring and evaluation with practical examples.
Crowdfunding for Social Innovation in Health Research
Crowdfunding is the process of engaging large groups of people who make monetary and non-monetary contributions to a given cause or programme. This session will target early career researchers, especially community-based researchers and social innovators in low- and middle-income countries. It is envisaged that crowdfunding will add fillip to their efforts in conducting health research and also increase research accountability. The session will provide an overview of the evidence for the effectiveness of crowdfunding, practical tips on conducting crowdfunding, as well as a case study on how crowdfunding was successfully implemented for research in a low and middle-income country.