EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 32
The Pedal for Peace bike-a-thon will support Concern America’s (C/As) community-centered health and leadership program in rural Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities in the isolated and war-torn Chocó region of Colombia, providing primary health care services to 20,000 people previously without access to such services. This innovative and successful model, known as Health Promoter Practitioners (HPPs), engages the most valuable resource in every
village: the people themselves. With a depth of knowledge, skills, and ability to provide health care comparable to the work of nurse practitioners in the U.S, HPPs are able to successfully meet 80% of the community’s health care needs.
Funds received from the 2017 Pedal for Peace Bike-athon will help cover expenses related to the health courses, Teaching Clinic, and community visits, led by the team of advanced HPPs, as well as the visit from Advanced Practitioners from Guatemala.