Online Program

Definition of peace building through health and its application to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Norbert Goldfield, MD, Healing Across the Divides, Northampton, MA
Definition of Peace-Building Through Health and its application to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Healing Across the Divides is committed to peace-building through health. Its mission is improving the health of women and individuals with common chronic diseases, such as diabetes, via community-based interventions. Funding for Healing Across the Divides comes from both American private donors and foundations; there is no government funding. Peace-building through health is an expectation and a mission objective, but considering the ongoing challenges in the IsraeliĀ–Palestinian conflict, we view peace-building through health as a hoped-for byproduct, rather than our overarching focus. Healing Across the Divides aims, at a minimum, to improve the health status of marginalized Palestinian and Israeli individuals.

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Define what peace-building through health is and its applications/limitations in Israel/Palestine Explain 2 weaknesses or risks of this process

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: My participation with other professionals in peace and communications efforts of Israelis and Palestinians.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.