Map of Los Robles, Nicaragua created by Pablo Ortin
(Centro de Salud Comunitario = Community Health Center/Clinc)
Brigadistas attending a health training with Enma
Comunidad Connect’s approach to community health relies on public and private partnerships with local organizations and international academic institutions. These relationships help guide our work by establishing evidence of needs and strengths in local communities, and co-creating pilot projects to address relavent challenges. Initial research by Georgia State and Kennesaw State Universities revealed pervasive chronic diarrhea and upper respiratory illness in the community which prompted CC to begin building clean-cookstoves, water filters, concrete floors and entire homes to improve family health. See here for a list of our current and past academic partners.
Community health summit in Nicaragua with academic partners
Respiratory therapy students from Gerogia State University working in Los Robles
Comunidad Connect believes that health is a primary driver for economic well-being for individuals, families, and communities. We aspire to increase access to critical health services in vulnerable communities because we know that when residents become sick less often, they can do more for themselves and their families. Productive families mean productive communities and economic growth.
Los Robles Clinic data over the past several years