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1. Building Healthier Communities in the Dominican Republic Amber Breidel Noah Labelle Professor: Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta 2. Las Malvinas II Located in Santo Domingo,…
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  • 1. Building Healthier Communities in the Dominican Republic Amber Breidel Noah Labelle Professor: Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta
  • 2. Las Malvinas II Located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Dr. Arelis Moore and Dr. McDonell in Las Malvinas II, May 2014
  • 3. Bi-national Research Teams
  • 4. CHANGE Framework (CDC) Community at Large Institutions/community orgs. Heath Care School Work SECTORS MODULES Public Health Priorities Sanitation Education Chronic Disease Management Vaccine Preventable Diseases Unwanted Pregnancy METHODS Focus Groups (2) • Community at Large Interviews 1-Neigborhood Association 2. Las Malvinas School 3. Health Area Directorate 4. Industrial Park 5. Environmental Authority Household Survey (GIS) 1. Assets 2. Risks Factors 3. Disease History
  • 5. Utilizing GIS -Geographic Information Systems -Collector app
  • 6. GIS Household Survey
  • 7. Focus Groups Interviews
  • 8. Identified Priorities • Primary Health Care Center (UNAP) • Drinking water into their households • Sewage system • More efficient trash collection system • Bigger school building: Addition of high school • Increased safety and more opportunities to use ecological park • Vocational training, employment opportunities for community members
  • 9. A Healthier Las Malvinas II Challenges: - Limited community organizations and associations - Neighborhood Association - Small churches - Elementary and middle school - Insufficient coordination (UNIBE Coalition) - Limited financial resources- Low-income community - Political climate Opportunities - Long tradition of community engagement - Long tradition of mutual support - Strong local leadership (Neiborhood Assoc.) - Clemson and UNIBE partnership - Positive view of UNIBE in the community - Industrial Park Association on-board - Area Health Directorate on-board - Opportunity for advocacy and building more partnerships
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