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Note: This is a living page, undergoing substantial revision based on feedback. If you have suggestions, questions, or concerns, contact Director of Community Jennifer Antilla on Talk or email: jennifer@openmrs.org


Our Vision for Community Engagement

We envision an engaged, coordinated community where members are invested in professional growth and client-driven solutions
We work to foster a diverse, inclusive environment where community members can easily consume, champion, and/or collaborate on initiatives, solutions, and topics that benefit country-level, OpenMRS implementations.


Top 3 Strategic Priorities for Community Engagement

To achieve this vision, we need Strategic Priorities that will guide us over the next 5 years and set us in the right direction. Our top 3 Strategic Directions are:

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Projects Underway to Support Strategic Priorities

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1: Visible pathways to partner and contribute to community priorities

We aim to

1)  deliver greater visibility into community direction and how they relate to trends in the ecosystem, and

2) make it easy to contribute and collaborate to the initiatives with the most meaning for contributors and impact for our clients.

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Investment & Coordination

A framework for linking community direction and initiatives to strategic priorities in the ecosystem, serving as an investment roadmap for key stakeholders

Country and Community Strategic Priorities Connection

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Strategy + Operations Team

Easy Contribution & Collaboration

Publish dashboards that highlight current opportunities for individuals and organizations to contribute to technical and non-technical projects

Product Dashboard

Community Engagement Dashboard

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Strategy + Operations Team
  • “Unpack” how to engage with and contribute to OpenMRS
  • Create pathways for organizations to  engage with the community & achieve their technical goals
OpenMRS Partner Model & Guide

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2: Targeted, meaningful engagement

We aim to spur contributions and collaboration through targeted, meaningful engagement and communication.

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Recognizing Opportunity and Achievement

Amplify solutions, achievements, and events happening in the community

Community Meetings (OMRS23, Mini-meetings, etc)

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Global Events Team

Expand Recognition Program

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Onboarding and Retention

Attract and retain individual contributors

OpenMRS for Newcomers Webinar 

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Global Events Team

Publish a series of guides to onboard and steer new or existing contributors and supporting organizations

OpenMRS Flight Paths

Guide for the New & Curious

Improved Project Page Template

Getting Started Guides

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Documentation Team

Engage & recognize organizations to address critical community talent gaps
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Profiles in Partnership


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3: Bolster community and country technical capacity

We aim to expand access to opportunities and resources that will grow the technical capacity of countries, OpenMRS partners, and community members.

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Access to Standard OpenMRS Training Material

Publish and support expansion of OpenMRS Academies

Packaging OpenMRS Fundamentals Academy

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Technical Skills

Professional Development Management Team

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OpenMRS Training Resource Library

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Technical Skills

Professional Development Management Team

Developing OpenMRS 3.0 | OHRI Developers Track

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Technical Skills

Professional Development Management Team

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Developing OpenMRS 3 | OHRI Implementers Track

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Technical Skills

Professional Development Management Team

UW-DIGI, ICAP-Eth

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Technical Skills
Professional Development Management Team

Filling the Contributor Pipeline

Create professional growth, leading to movement in our pipeline of mid-level contributors

OpenMRS Fellowship Program

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Fellowship Management Team


Google Summer of Code 2023

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GSOC Admin Team
Expanding Competency-Based OpenMRS Stages for Professional Development

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Fellowship Management Team

Supporting country-level OpenMRS | OHRI Developer & Implementer Tracks (Hackathons)



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2022: Kenya, Ethiopia

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2023: Ethiopia, Nigeria

Global Events Team, Dev/4s, Dev/5s

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