Community Health

Community Health Program

A child and family’s health affects absolutely everything. If you are not well, a girl or boy can’t concentrate or learn in school; a parent can’t provide comfort or support; a playmate can’t play, a neighbor can’t socialize; a laborer or farmer can’t work, and a well won’t be maintained. In 2013, Colorado Haiti Project is launching an unprecedented collaboration with the community of Petit Trou de Nippes, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), and  The Episcopal Church of Haiti, with technical assistance from Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health. This brings life-giving, long-term, effective improvement to the health of Haitian children and families in the entire region we serve.

Using our model of transformational development rather than incidental charitable interactions, here are 4 concrete outcomes of this effort:

  • The network of female volunteer health workers we began will be integrated into the health system and receive expanded medical training;
  • Some of the best will be paid, and expand their reach and recruiting;
  • SHARE, the school health program will be solidified in the school and expand into the larger community; and
  • Colorado Haiti Project will assure the sustainability of crucial community health services by upgrading the local clinic with a new generator, supplies, repairs and sufficient staff, so the clinic is dependably open, efficient and effective.

Approximate population served: 28,000

2013 Program Budget: $115,000

This is a 5 to 7 year project and are actively looking for long-term funding. If you would like to make a ongoing donation to this work, please let us know!