HEAL Initiative Crowdfunding Campaign 2017
What is HEAL?
The HEAL (Health, Equity, Action, and Leadership) Initiative is a two-year global health fellowship program that trains and transforms front line health professionals dedicated to serving the underserved as their lifelong choice. HEAL works alongside partner organizations with strong commitments toward equity and compassionate care in 8 countries around the world, including Haiti, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Nepal, India, Mexico, and Navajo Nation. We provide our fellows with the immersive training and mentorship needed for effective health care delivery in low-resource settings, with the aim of creating a well-equipped community of global health leaders who share a deep commitment to equity, justice, and reciprocity.
What Can You Do to Support Us?
HEAL aims to shift the center of gravity in Global Health to have much more collaboration across marginalized communities. Our vision is a world where health professionals on the front lines caring for some of the most marginalized communities from Navajo Nation to rural Malawi to rural Mexico collaborate and share best practices; a world where learnings from community health in rural Mali informs the health system in Navajo Nation and vice versa. Our network of 16 partners sites across 8 countries allow HEAL to be in a unique position to work towards this reality.
To this end, your support will help allow HEAL to:
Strengthen HEAL’s Site Fellow Exchange Program:
Our US-based and International Site Fellows have the opportunity to visit, observe, and participate in activities at another HEAL partner site. Your contribution will allow for more trans-national, cross-cultural collaboration so that fellows can transfer best practices and ultimately improve the care of patients in their own community. How does it work? You can learn more about a current Site Fellow’s experience traveling from Liberia to Nepal to learn about the Community Health Worker model!
How Does the HEAL Initiative Work?
Over the past 3 years, HEAL has trained 83 fellows in 8 countries around the world. These passionate health professionals are forming a community dedicated to ensuring that nobody dies of diseases we know how to treat.