Dreyfus Health Foundation


Established: 1993
Workshops: 44
Follow-up Workshops: 25
Projects: 649 (185)
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Contact Information
Mahmoud Alkam
CBH® National Coordinator
PSBH® National Coordinator
Telephone: (962-6) 5355000, Ext 2433
Fax: (962-6) 5355500
E-mail: cedhp@ju.edu.jo

Country: Jordan
City: Amman

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The Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in Jordan is coordinated by the Center for Educational Development for Health Personnel (CEDHP) at the University of Jordan in Amman. The program was established in Amman, and is implemented in 15 cities and/or regions throughout the country. CEDHP has collaborated with the Ministry of Health, the United Nations Relief and Works agency for Palestine Refugees, national and regional government officials, and non-government organizations. Health and social areas addressed include brucellosis, cardiovascular disorders, communicable/infectious diseases, environment, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, occupational health/work safety, smoking, substance abuse, and women’s health (including reproductive health).

Objectives and Accomplishments:
- Individual and community sensitization and mobilization towards health issues
- Intersectoral cooperation
- Systematic, analytical thinking and approaches to health problems
- Raised awareness of individuals and communities
- Dissemination of up-to-date health information
- Establishment of a collaborating network of teams working to improve health
- Education in the arts of presentation, scientific research, decision making, and creating appropriate/alternative solutions
- Established teamwork, cooperation, resource-sharing, and networking; exchanging of knowledge, experiences, resources, and skills; promoting communal harmony, collaboration, and friendships; learning scientific approaches to solve local problems; promoting fundraising attitudes, methods, and interests
- To train nurses and nursing students in Problem Solving for Better Health – Nursing™ (PSBHN™), improve their professional performance, increase their participation and improve health in their communities
- Over 31,650 people have been involved or have directly benefited from the nursing program

The Communications for Better Health® (CBH®) program was established at the Center for Educational Development for Health Personnel (CEDHP) at the University of Jordan in Amman in 1996. The first Jordan Health Digest was distributed to health workers, primarily doctors and nurses. It is produced and distributed to health professionals in Jordan and neighboring Arab countries. The program also supports the information needs of its readers by conducting database searches on requested topics and through the provision of full-text articles. The digest is an important educational tool for raising awareness about health prevention and promotion activities and new medical technologies. It contains information in Arabic and English, with articles written by local contributors (in Arabic) and workshop information, program announcements, abstracts of completed projects, and project reports.

Agriculture, Environment, and Social Services
Center for Educational Development for Health Personnel at the
University of Jordan School of Nursing (Amman)
Jordan University (Faculty of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing)
Jordan University Hospital
Ministries of Education
Mu’tah University
South Jordan Center for Training
The Ministry of Health
The Royal Medical Services
UNRWA Health Authorities

Health/Social Issues Addressed:

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

Parasitic Diseases

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Demographic Groups

Children's Health/Child Care

Women's Health

Economic Issues

Employment/Job Skills/Training

Occupational Health/Work Safety

Health Care & Policy Issues

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

Hospitals/Hospital Administration


Clinics/Clinic Administration

Nurses (including students)

Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Curative Medicine/Surgery


Health Promotion/Lifestyles

Substance Abuse

Dental/Oral Health



Mental Health


Noncommunicable Diseases

Cardiovascular Disorders


Gastrointestinal Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Neurological Disorders


Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Sensory Function



Social Issues/Services

Domestic Abuse/Violence

Education/Skill Building

Other Social Issues

Cultural Beliefs/Perceptions

Women's Health/Reproductive Health

Family Planning

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