Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2014

Abstract

The city of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua suffers from poor health that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality. Consequently, the people in Chichigalpa could be helped with better water solutions, nutritional status, and overall health knowledge. The people are poor and often do not have access to a doctor due to location or financial reasons. Therefore, a Community Health Program was created to train local community health workers to screen for diseases and to teach the local people preventive care, mainly focusing on water, nutrition, and CKDu. Objectives included assessing the community, recruiting community health workers, developing training curriculum, and training the community health workers. By creating local health workers that can go out into the community, the people can gain better health knowledge and skills to live healthier and longer.

Comments

This was the final paper for a practicum project in the completion of the Master's in Public Health program.