How SwitchPoint Sparks Connections for Greater Global Good

By Nola Paterni, Senior officer, Strategy and DevelopmentJune 03, 2019Connections are the impetus for SwitchPoint.Does your professional universe provide spaces where you can connect with other people? Like, let ’s-start-a-side-hustle-together kind of connections?Myworkshop at the 2019Create Good Conference focused on fostering real connections like these. Being a presenter was a change for me —usually I’m on the other side of the curtain, frantically trying to ensure smooth sailing atIntraHealth International ’s signature conference,SwitchPoint. Being a presenter instead of an organizer was my chance to make some new connections while sharing with others what I ’ve learned over the past eight years producing SwitchPoint.IntraHealth hosts SwitchPoint because we have a firm belief that unexpected partnerships have great potential to advance health and social good. And we ’ve seen examples of this firsthand (more on that later). IntraHealth also believes that it’s important to hear personal accounts from health workers, humanitarian innovators, and program implementers who are on the ground, doing the work and providing the health care we want to expand universal ly. SwitchPoint provides apicture-perfect platform to hear their testimony. And SwitchPoint is an opportunity for IntraHealth to showcase our commitment to collaboration.So that ’s thewhy, but what about thehow? Follow me behind the curtain.  Connections are the im...
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