Knowledge Management & Learning

CORE Group provides a wide variety of opportunities for members and partners to better capture and use lessons learned in program implementation, build skills in knowledge management techniques, and collectively discuss and improve the interface between field-based implementation and donor and global directions.

Working and Interest Groups

Working Groups push the field of community health forward by focusing on specific technical and cross-cutting issues. The groups are self-organizing, self-governing, and adaptive entities that transcend organizational boundaries.

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Global Health Practitioner Conferences

CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conferences enable community health advocates (NGOs, academics, donors, private sector, etc.) to collaborate, discuss ideas, and form partnerships for improving programs that save lives around the world.

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Young Professionals Network

Photo by Shelia Jackson, CORE Group

CORE Group launched a Young Professionals Network (YPN) in 2016 to foster knowledge sharing and career development among professionals and students 21-35 years old. Almost 100 people joined the online community and/or listserv in the initial months of the network, and it continues to grow. The YPN co-chairs for its first year were Pauline Lee (Chemonics) and Denise Phelps (Independent). Learn more.

Dory Storms Child Survival Recognition Award

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Since 2001, CORE Group has presented the annual Dory Storms Child Survival Recognition Award to a person or persons who demonstrate courage, leadership, and commitment to helping non-governmental organizations have an impact on and effectively implement programs that end child deaths.

The 2016 award went to lifelong child health advocate and former CORE Group Executive Director Karen LeBan. Learn more.

I’m really honored to receive this award, and I accept it on behalf of all of you. Because it’s you who freely shared information with other agencies, who volunteered to be leaders of Working Groups, who volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors, who gave endlessly of your time to develop the hundreds of CORE Group tools, guides and manuals that exist, who facilitated all the peer-to-peer learning sessions CORE is known for, who brought humility and grace to our meetings and conferences as we further developed the field of community health together.

– Karen LeBan