HEAL Program (Health is Elemental to All Life)
HEAL provides a comprehensive self-sustainable pathway toward improved individual and community living conditions in Muko. HEAL is based on a successful health promotion program conducted for over 30 years in Chile (Educacion Popular En Salud - EPES). Through the HEAL program ACT recruits volunteer Health Promotion Workers; trains them in facilitation skills to conduct a dialogue within their communities; and provides ongoing support, encouragement and resources for action plans.
The health care needs can include health-specific issues such as malaria, alcoholism, or mental illness, or more social/behavioral-related issues such as spousal or child abuse, or teen pregnancy.