Our logo chain is comprised of eight pc logos interconnected to represent the various groups that make up our partnerships. This image is:
Our goal is to impact the health status and the health equity of the communities where we work. We approach this with a strict dedication to community ownership of the project, through participatory approaches and constant community engagement.
These are the heroes. Our hope is that through building capacity within this group, community health systems will be more able to respond to the needs of their communities. These individuals understand their communities needs and guide project development with this understanding.
Shaping health care systems locally to respond to local needs and priorities requires the complete engagement of health officials and administrators at the local, regional, and national level. Their participation ensures appropriate policy and ultimate sustainability of the projects.
An understanding of local context is critical. Peace Corps Volunteers are fierce community advocates and can provide guide university groups guidance on community priorities while interpreting local contextual factors and norms.
Local academic centers are implicated to guide locally appropriate research and ensure that dissemination locally provides optimum opportunity for scaling of the lessons learned and project successes.
If provided with a keen understanding of the voice of the community, local priorities, and local context, US universities provide appropriate project resources and research support when local capacity is not sufficient.
This partner group is represented by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers or individuals and organizations in high income countries that hope and work for health equity globally.
We envision the world as ultimately, a single community. YOUR role within this partnership, as an advocate, sponsor, or friend is the essence of the partnership. It doesn’t work without a unified voice and a unified vision.