Public Health

Learn what constitutes the Healthy Wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the world while increasing your own physical, spiritual, and emotional health awareness, along with that of Kalu Yala and neighboring San Miguel.

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Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness works to bring health knowledge, and thus Empowerment, to the rural communities surrounding Kalu Yala. The region is plagued by the same health concerns common in poor areas in the United States, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  The additional issue of water borne illnesses presents a major problem that is facing much of the rest of the world and needs to be solved during our generation.  Skills gained here will be applicable wherever your career and life take you.

In this program, you will learn to:

– Develop culturally appropriate solutions

– Skills to address rural health issues

– Monitor intervention effectiveness

– Define, assess, and understand public health

– Build effective local leadership on issues

Research and projects in this program are related to all aspects of health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. They focus on an understanding of what it means to be well and to bringing improvements and new ideas about health to the region.

Past Projects

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Sustainable Health

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San Miguel Fuerte

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Diabetes Awareness

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