TO GLOBAL HEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
GHTASC COVID-19 IMPACTS
Credence professionals are diligently supporting the USAID Administrator’s Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Delivery Initiative (VADI) commitments, including overseeing the rollout of more than a billion vaccine doses; working with Missions to coordinate, supply, and strengthen country readiness and delivery; and managing our partnership with the World Health Organization and others.
Additionally, PHI’s STAR program, in partnership with UCSF, introduced the COVID-19 Guidelines Dashboard during the middle of the pandemic. The dashboard aggregates guidelines for COVID-19 care from leading global health authorities including WHO, NIH, IDSA and the CDC and consolidates them into a single recommendation based on concordance.
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
Credence’s team at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health in Washington, D.C., and in Missions across the globe have spearheaded impactful changes in outreach efforts to help promote and recruit for global health careers for historically underrepresented minority populations; managed the 2022 USAID Women’s Leadership Summit attended by nearly 2,000 participants in 49 countries, and continued hosting the Future Global Health Leaders webinar series with hundreds of participants. Credence provides recruiting and development of Technical Professionals who bring expertise across GH domains, including water supply and sanitation, hygiene, maternal and child health and nutrition, pharmaceuticals and medical commodities, accountability, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, pandemic influenza and other widespread public health threats, family planning and reproductive health.
"I do want to celebrate a dynamic group of individuals in OHA, led by [two Credence team members and others] who challenged us all in OHA to do better, to change power dynamics, and to see the opportunities that adoption of DEIA policies and approaches can bring. Those agents of change have been the type of individuals that I have always been drawn to within this Agency."
— OHA Leadership
Office of HIV/AIDS Bureau for Global Health/USAID
PHI’s CAMI Health captured first-hand stories from young women in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda about their sexual and reproductive health experiences, providing glimpses into the diversity of their needs and insights into solutions to improve their lives. Their StoryMap serves as an advocacy tool to foster the adoption of woman-initiated multipurpose prevention technologies— can prevent STI’s, pregnancy and HIV—a potential game-changer in addressing these issues.
PHI’s Rise Up provides seed funding and mentorship to local leaders, who successfully advocate for new and improved laws and policies, impacting 135 million people around the globe. The Rise Up leader worked with labor unions and the National Gender Coordinating Committee to develop a comprehensive workplace policy that protects more than 1.2 million workers in South Africa from workplace gender-based violence and harassment.
PATIENT SAFETY IMPACTS
The Air Force Patient Safety Program (PSP) is dedicated to providing safe, effective, evidence-based healthcare. Credence provides recruiting, project management, professional development, program integration, clinical, educational, and research support for patient safety and project management personnel at 76 global U.S. Air Force Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). We educate staff on patient safety principles; assist with healthcare team training; implement performance improvements to facilitate safer care; guide organizational changes; and administer day-to-day PSP operations encompassing all aspects of inpatient, ambulatory care, and support functions.
EBOLA OUTBREAK IMPACTS
As part of USAID’s response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Credence played an integral role in the Ebola response and recovery efforts in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Our experts were on the front lines of the recovery effort, leading communications efforts and collecting monitoring and evaluating health system surveillance data in all three countries.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH IMPACTS
Credence supports the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) training program, which supports the reintegration of troops into family and society and prepares them emotionally for redeployment. A cadre of 40 facilitation and training experts provide more than 500 trainings annually across the continental U.S. on topics such as suicide prevention, financial planning, communication, and the emotional cycle of deployment. Our team has supported more than 90,000 participants during the last 8+ years, with a majority reporting that YRRP events and services resulted in a positive change for them and their families.
VETERAN HEALTH IMPACTS
Credence supports the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and research of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions in members of the Armed Forces for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE). Additional focus is placed on planning for the seamless transition of such members from care through the DoD to care through the Veterans’ Affairs (VA).
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IMPACTS
On Credence’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE) contract, our mission is to serve veterans with traumatic brain injuries, their families, and the healthcare providers who support them through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for health protection services. We provide the recruiting, management, and development of advisory and assistance technical and health professionals, supporting TBICoE in educating and training global medical providers, as well as providing mission-based outreach and development for various stakeholder groups through cutting-edge education and training products and resources.
"I am incredibly grateful to Credence for the opportunities I have had while working on GHTP. I truly appreciate all of the support that you [...] and your team have provided me over the past 2.5 years. You and your team really helped me navigate remote working during the pandemic. You made everything convenient and straightforward, which was incredibly helpful during such a stressful period of time."
"I wanted to share with you my appreciation of [GHTP’s Travel Coordinator] for her assistance throughout the weekend and acknowledge the extreme LOE and time that she invested to ensure my travel needs [from the U.S. to Zambia] were met. She was consistently available via text throughout the weekend, arranged GHTP approvals for last-minute expenses…and was available for a 2+ hour conference call on Sunday… [She] answered every mundane question I had and [...] was a great support to me!"