Serving Those Who Serve Others
For well over a decade, iCohere has been helping nonprofit organizations and government agencies advance their missions through multi-day virtual conferences. In our work we have found that smaller, less well-endowed service organizations often have not been able to provide their volunteers and public audiences with the educational, networking, and inspirational benefits of a major virtual event.
Unlike a webinar that brings people together for a one-hour broadcast, a multi-day virtual event encourages a wide range of peer-to-peer interactions, along with deeper conversations with presenters and thought leaders.
In 2014, iCohere inaugurated the Serving Those Who Serve Others award program to provide a pro-bono virtual conferences to one nonprofit service organization each year, enabling these organizations to reach expanded national and global audiences. The selected organization is responsible for developing the content and handling the publicity and marketing of these multi-day events and iCohere takes care of the design and technology.
The awardee for 2017 is:
Western Region Public Health Training Center
The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is funded by HRSA to support the public health workforce in HRSA Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and US Associated Pacific Islands.
WRPTC is a consortium of public health professionals that have a mission to develop, provide and monitor need-based trainings for current and future public health professionals to strengthen their public health competencies. They also provide additional expertise on nutrition, physical activity and obesity to the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) comprised of 10 regional training centers.
The consortium consists of a local performance site in University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences; University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Department of Public Health Sciences; Pacific Island Health Officers Association; and University of California, San Francisco, California Area Health Education Center Program.
Their vision is to have a strong collaborative public health network and public health workforce that collectively works towards the development of healthy communities in HRSA Region 9 and the Nation.
The project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under UB6HP27880 and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers.
To Apply for the 2018 Awards
To be considered for this award program, check back in September for the 2018 online application information and deadline, using the link below. We are looking to offer our expertise and services in 2018 working with organizations that:
- Have an uplifting vision of a better world
- Are actively engaged in a transformative mission
- Want to share their successes more broadly through a multi-day educational program
- Know what topics they would focus on and which presenters they would invite
- Can commit the time to manage the publicity and marketing for their conference (while we take care of the design and technology)
We're looking forward to learning about your work!