Health Education and Disease Prevention
Breaking the cycle of chronic disease where it is most prevalent
Esperanca's health promotion and disease prevention focus on keeping people healthy. Health promotion engages and empowers individuals and communities to participate in healthy behaviors and make changes that reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease or becoming obese.
Disease education is the foundation of everything we do; When constructing a water system or home, the community invests their own money and builds it, when our surgeons go into hospitals, they are partnered with local doctors to share ideas, our promotoras in Phoenix teach classes in Spanish to ensure their message reaches those who need it most.
Depending on the community, we focus on preventing disease through education, locating local health resources, achieving food security, installing water systems and helping families improve income through micro-enterprise.
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