HEAL Program (Health is Elemental to All Life)
HEAL (Health is Elemental to All Life), 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 many years in Chile (Educacion Popular En Salud - EPES). Through the HEAL program ACT recruits community health promotion facilitators; 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. By deploying the Community Health Promoters, not only is the community be provided with a visible action towards empowering their health, they are the key drivers of this improvement. Working with the community health promotion teams, ACT provides the training, facilitation and support for each village.