Explore Planetary Health In West Borneo
The modules in this portal educate participants on the concept of planetary health, the global and local context, our radical listening approach, and an overview of ASRI’s transformative solutions to planetary health challenges by integrating planetary and human health.
Each of the learning objectives will be met by providing reading materials and resources, online trainings, virtual tours of the rainforest, conservation programs, alternative livelihoods programs, and health care programs.
- Broadly understand the concept of planetary health, and summarize some of the worldwide ecosystem transformations and health trends
- Understand relationships and interconnections between history, economics, policy, ecosystems, and healthcare in the Gunung Palung National Park region
- Connect the situation in and around Gunung Palung National Park to worldwide planetary health trends
- Learn Radical Listening™ methodology and recognize the importance of grassroots initiatives and the need for participation and ownership of most-affected groups
- Develop a plan for ongoing planetary health advocacy and action
- Learn about implementation of the Radical Listening™ Methodology at Health In Harmony’s sites in Indonesia, Madagascar, and Brazil
You will have access to an online learning portal while participating in our Planetary Health Education Program. Learning objectives and the Planetary Health Principles are outlined throughout the course modules.
We have linked the Education Exchange Program to four of the six ACGME General Medical Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, and Systems Based Care.
1) Patient Care: Support patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Learn to assess social, economic, political and environmental/ecological determinants of health with individual patients and how structural issues can become barriers to health and health care delivery in West Kalimantan
- Learn to adapt one’s clinical skills in a low-resource setting to provide quality careUnderstand the common presentations of prominent diseases in the region, their diagnoses, and treatment
2) Medical Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and related (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
- Contextual understanding: lower-middle income country, history, socio-economics
- Learn the epidemiology of common disorders/diseases in the region
- Understanding ethics of the ASRI intervention, including Radical Listening and Community-Directed solutions design
- Self-directed language and culture learning
3) Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, patients’ families, and professional associates.
- Communicate and work with patients from another culture and using another language
- Communicate and collaborate with an interprofessional team of global health colleagues
4) Systems-Based Practice: Residents must be able to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
- Learn about the Indonesian health care system
- Understand how economic, social, cultural, ecological and political factors (i.e., determinants of health) impact the diagnosis and treatment of health in the region, and how ASRI addresses these in its intervention model. Introduction to human-ecosystem health links, and ASRI’s integrated health and conservation programming.
- Understand the HIH/ASRI model (integrated approach, health of humans and the natural systems that underpin it) and theoretical basis (Protected Area and Payment for Environmental Services)
- Understanding and exposure to the theory of the field of Planetary Health
Optional Background Reading
- Cross cutting principles for Planetary Health Education from the Planetary Health Alliance
- The best climate change solutions benefit humanity and nature from the Boston Globe
- Reentering the Paris Climate Agreement is a must for the US, but it’s no panacea from The Hill
- Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves from Dr. Sam Myers and Dr. Howard Frumkin