Public Health Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Jhohanna Perez
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Ryan Afreen
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$25,168

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40

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12

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University of Pennsylvania is a chapter of Global Public Health Brigades, an international movement of university students working to improve health conditions in the developing world. Through an evidence-based model, we work alongside local community members to build projects that tangibly improve lives in Honduras, Nicaragua and Ghana. Volunteers work with local masons and families to build eco-stoves, latrines, concrete floors, showers, and/or water storage units. To ensure long-term sustainability and maintenance, the Public Health program team trains and empowers local community leaders in the formation of a Basic Sanitation Committee. The Basic Sanitation Committee is responsible for carrying out in-home assessments and monitoring the status of the projects. nnIn conjunction with our Public Health Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and clean water projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
University of Pennsylvania Public Health TeleBrigade December 2020 Honduras
Dec 27, 2020 - Feb 15, 2021

Global Brigades offers Public Health TeleBrigades, a virtual international volunteer program for people who are passionate about WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). On Public Health TeleBrigades, volunteers empower rural communities to prevent common disease and improve health outcomes in rural Honduran communities. Participants will work with GB partner community’s Basic Sanitation Committee (BSC) through the UNDP’s Healthy Schools and Households program, to identify health challenges, assess market demand for in-home infrastructure solutions, and ultimately build a Community Health Action Plan.  The program does not stop at an Action Plan, the BSC committee implements the plan and shares progress with the volunteers after 6-8weeks of implementation.
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COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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University of Pennsylvania Public Health Brigade May 2019 Honduras
May 22, 2019 - May 29, 2019

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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University of Pennsylvania Public Health Brigade May Honduras
May 13, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Public-health Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Public-health 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
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Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Public-health Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Public-health 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
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UPenn Public Health Brigade to Honduras March 2014
Mar 08, 2014 - Mar 14, 2014

What\\\\\\\'s your new years resolution? Spread some GOOD this new year 

Public Health volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, improving home infrastructure and providing health education. We will be in one community for the week. 

What good is one week? 

Our one week is part of the larger Global Brigades Movement with over 800 college chapters across the United States and year-round services in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ghana that have been operating since 2004. 

What will we do? 

We will work side-by-side with community members and local masons. As volunteers we will construct four infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health volunteers will collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.

I\\\\\\\'m not a part of the Penn Chapter, can I still join? 

Yes! Please just see the costs schedule below and register as a volunteer on the site. This is how we\\\\\\\'ll pay for all the trip costs. Just email: Penngphb@gmail.com. 

Costs: 

$250 Deposit by Friday January 17, 2014 will register you for the trip
$800 by January 26, 2014
Remaining Costs (Approx. $350) by February 21, 2014

I want to go, what now? 
1. Register on this Empowered Site (it\\\'s free) as a volunteer 
2. Email penngphb@gmail.com 
3. Deposit $250
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May 2012 UPenn Public Health Brigade
May 12, 2012 - May 18, 2012

Public Health volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, improving basic home infrastructure and providing health education to help reduce the incidences of life-threatening, but preventable, diseases in a rural community. With an understanding of the holistic model that focuses on education, community health sustainability and infrastructural development, volunteers first receive a comprehensive introduction to the country\'s public health challenges and the Public Health program\'s ground-up solution. They will take a tour of the community Public Health is currently working in, introduce themselves to the beneficiary families, and meet with the Basic Sanitation Committee (CSB). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct four infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health volunteers collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.
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May 2011 U Penn Public Health Brigade
May 13, 2011 - May 19, 2011

Public Health Brigade volunteers work side-by-side with community members to improve heath in their homes through the construction of eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units, and concrete floors. These projects and public health education taught to the communities help to decrease life threatening diseases.
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