Las Canas – Dominican Republic

 

OUR COMMUNITIES: LAS CANAS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In this north central region of the Dominican Republic, we focus our efforts on health programs for residents living in the bateys—which are traditionally rural, barracks style communities of transient workers. In the bateys, poor Dominican families and Haitian migrants have limited to no access to public services such as healthcare, education, safe drinking water, or transportation. Distinct disparities exist between these communities and the nearby tourist destination of Puerto Plata.

 

OUR PARTNER: 7 ELEMENTS

Dr. David Addison, Founder of 7 Elements (7E), first traveled to the Dominican Republic to complete his PhD in Sustainability. After observing the adverse conditions hindering a rise from poverty, he created a program model to utilize the seven elements of human security to provide holistic development opportunities and increase the quality of life. This approach focuses on improving access to environmental, economic, food, health, individual, community, and political security to systematically fight regional disparities.

Our Outreach

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Medical Service
Trips
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Patient Referral
Program
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Employed Local
Physicians
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Vision
Services
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Dental
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Community Health
Workers

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