Student Video Competition on Social Accountability

Social accountability in health professional education

The obligation of schools to align their programs to address populations needs and defining those needs in collaboration with other stakeholders, including the most underserved communities.

Today, evidence is emerging that social accountability in health professional education is improving the availability, distribution and positive impact of health professionals, particularly where the health needs are the greatest. Social accountability strategies include: admission of students who reflect the communities and regions that the school serves with a particular focus on underserved populations and those deemed most likely to be willing to serve those populations and regions; training in primary care setting and underserved regions; curricula aligned with population needs including a focus on social determinants of health and close collaboration with communities and other stakeholders. Social accountability is therefore increasingly being recognized as an important means to support Universal Health Coverage.

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While social accountability is recognized as important it looks different in different context and people often have different ideas of what it is.

The Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet) and The Network: Towards Unity For Health (TUFH) are delighted to launch a student video competition on “Social Accountability in Health Workforce Education in Action.”

This award will recognize videos made by students in the health professions that best illustrate what social accountability in health workforce education looks like in different schools, regions and cultures.

We want you to show us examples of social accountability that you think are important. Show us what it looks like in your context and culture and how it improves the equity, quality and relevance of education. You can also show examples of situations where schools could improve their social accountability and how they could do more to better meet the needs of the populations they serve.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all students worldwide preparing to become a part of the health workforce, who are still in basic training and have not graduated yet. No previous knowledge or experience in socially accountable health workforce education is necessary only interest and passion for the topic.

If you are interested to participate in student activities relevant to global health and social accountability you can become a member of the Student Network Organization (SNO). To become a member is easy and cheap.

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The application process

You are invited to submit a video, emphasizing visuals rather than words, that help people understand what it is and why it is important for you as a student and for the people you will be serving in the future. Alternatively, your video can show an example of social accountability in your own education and why you believe that particular example is important or illustrate what you think is missing.

Important: Please complete the application form below and submit a link to your video to simone@thenetcommunity.org The deadline for submission is March 25, 2019 but the videos received by March 3rd, will be uploaded on THEnet’s and The Network: TUFH’s YouTube playlist and promoted on social media to faculty and leaders in global health workforce education across multiple platforms.

The winner of the THEnet and The Network: TUFH student prize will be decided by a judging panel that will include: Andre-Jacques Neusy & Björg Palsdottir (co-founders of THEnet) and Henry Campos & Elsie Kiguli (Secretary General and Vice Secretary General of The Network: TUFH) and other leaders in social accountability.



The winner will be notified by April 1st. The student must contact both secretariat@thenetworktufh.org and simone@thenetcommunity.org to start the visa application process and flight bookings by April 9th.
If not the award will go to the runner-up.

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Prizes

Following assessment of the video entries, the best five videos will be featured in the newsletter of The Network: TUFH, with an interview with the producers and will be highlighted on THEnet website.

Winner: The winning candidate will be awarded economy flight travel funds up to a maximum of USD$1.500 and free registration for the 40th anniversary international conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health. The TUFH 2019 Conference will be held in Darwin, Australia and will focus on "Social Accountability: from Evidence to Action".

The winning candidate will automatically be accepted to present a poster on the topic of the video at the TUFH 2019, International Conference."

The best 30 videos will be shown at the TUFH2019 Conference.

Contact

Simone Ross — Program Manager, THEnet.
simone@thenetcommunity.org

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