Health Horizons International Foundation

Health Horizons International Foundation
112 Packard Ave.
c/o Community Health Program, Tufts University
Medford
MA
02155
USA
Phone Number: 
617-627-4299
Contact Person: 
Jenny Bencze
Contact Email: 
Organization Category: 
Non-governmental
Foundation
International Development
Types of Opportunities: 

Volunteer, Development Project

Occupations Needed: 
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, preclinical and clinical medical students, public health workers, public health students, MD/MPH or nursing/MPH students, international development students with a focus in health, and MPH graduates seeking additional international experience.
Countries Served: 
Montellano, Dominican Republic (North Coast)
Language Requirements: 
High competency in spoken Spanish
Time Commitment: 
At least 7 weeks (June-July)
Costs: 

Interns must secure grant or other funding for their project expenses. The amount of funding required will depend on the project. HHI will assist with applications and letters of support. For this particular project HHI may be able to match funds for project materials. Excluding project expenses, the estimated cost of a seven-week term is as follows:
- HHI Fee (Includes training, housing in HHI’s staff house or with a
community member, local phone, local transportation, and Patriot
International medical insurance)……….................................$400
- Meals (estimated $7/day) …………………………………………………... $350
- Round-trip flight to Puerto Plata (estimated)….………………… $500
Total …………………………………………….........…………………………….. $1,250
(Note that any recreational activities would be in addition to this total)

Comments: 

Health Horizons International (HHI) is seeking exceptional candidates for a Public Health Internship in the Dominican Republic, beginning in June 2012. To learn more and apply, please visit our website at http://hhidr.org/get-involved/internships/. All applications are due by March 1st, 2012, but offers will be extended on a rolling basis.

HHI works to improve community health and expand access to quality health care in impoverished communities of the Dominican Republic. We support a community-based model of health promotion, focusing on building local capacity, dignifying patient care, and promoting public health. Our model includes a unique community health workers program, primary health care field clinics and on-going patient care management, and a commitment to public health research and project development to address the underlying determinants of health. Please visit our website to learn more: http://www.hhidr.org.

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