NHI/GE Teams 2015-2016

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2015-2016 TEAMS

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Intensive Functional Spanish program pilot — September 2015

***The Intensive Functional Spanish program pilot took place in September of 2015 and the first official class followed in January of 2016. It was amazing to see how participants advanced in their Spanish communication through the experience. Nursing Heart is committed to helping practitioners communicate directly with their Spanish-speaking patients. The first official class took place from January 16-23, 2016. Daniel Bender served as the coordinator of the group. Later in the week, the group traveled to Dr. Sinkinson’s clinic in Santa Cruz La Laguna, where they were able to use the Spanish they had learned and practiced during class days.***

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing — November 2015

***Two pressure systems, one in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic, collided over Guatemala and tested the mettle of this courageous group as they endured torrential rains. A nurse needs to be flexible and this group proved that they could take on the challenge. Though the group was unable to carry out every element of the week’s plan for safety reasons, that did not deter members from making a difference and showing their concern for others!***

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Johns Hopkins Hospital and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance — December 2015

***A combined group of nurses and other service-minded individuals came together in Los Jometes and helped support the dreams of the women’s cooperative in the town. They have tried for years to have a place where they could work together to improve their lives. This group also provided a medical clinic at the request of the people of Los Magueyes.***

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Harrodsburg Kentucky Christian Church — January 2016

***The ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice are important to this church community in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. They are called to love their neighbors as themselves. They showed their commitment to this belief by joining in work with the community of San José de las Rosas. Together, they built a kitchen for the grade school and saw hundreds of children and adults in a mobile clinic. They also offered special help to a young man “Freddy” and his family.***

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Harrisburg Area Community College — January 2016

***An able group of students from HACC arrived eager to jump in and learn about life in Guatemala. These students provided a wellness check to special ed students in San Miguel Dueñas and in San Martín Jilotepeque. Then they went to Lake Atitlán where they experienced the clinic and vocational school (CECAP — Amigos de Santa Cruz) in Santa Cruz La Laguna.***

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Supporters of NHI — January 2016

***This was a small but mighty group. The medical group members fulfilled the Nursing Heart promise to the deaf school LaVosi in Jocotenango by providing their annual check up. While doing so the construction folks began supporting the building of the school kitchen at El Quetzal. In collaboration with the community, the group also led a medical clinic there. The group went on to Lake Atitlán to enjoy the beauty there.***

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Florida Atlantic University School of Nursing — February 2016

***For four years in a row, Florida Atlantic NPs in training have made a significant contribution to the health and well-being of indigenous communities in Guatemala. Each of the below groups offered consults in a primary health care clinic and simultaneously offered cervical cancer screening using the VIA/CRYO technique. All FAU groups are led by Dr. Rhonda Goodman. This first group served almost 1000 patients in Los Jometes and San Antonio Aguas Calientes.***

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Florida Atlantic University School of Nursing — February 2016

***This second group served the communities of Los Magueyes and San Miguel Dueñas. They also saw well over 900 patients.***

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Florida Atlantic University School of Nursing — March 2016

***Undergraduate nursing students from FAU came to Guatemala during their spring break and explored global work as a nurses. They offered wellness clinics at several locations and were introduced to various non-governmental organizations doing work in Guatemala.***

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Northern Arizona University — March 2016

***Northern Arizona University returned to their mission in Santa Maria de Jesús this spring. They saw over 1000 patients in four days. Monday through Wednesday they had a primary care clinic at the same time the cervical cancer screening clinic took place. On Thursday the group provided a diabetic and hypertensive education session which served as the initiation of the on-going monthly clinic for these chronic diseases.***

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