Community Health Facilitator Program
Developing The Next Generation of Leaders for Health
Our HEAL International Tanzania team is one that runs on love, connectedness, inspiration, and productivity. We like to laugh, work closely together, and most importantly, support our community. We work in collaboration with our communities in Arizona and Tanzania. We have found that the most effective way to achieve this goal is to work cross-culturally as one team and provide hands-on international community development experiences. Our Community Health Facilitator program is a unique eight month training program that takes place every year, January-August. Candidates apply as an intern and participate in a comprehensive class through Arizona State University and led by our Executive Director. The course teaches individuals how to effectively deliver empowerment for sexual health.
We start in our own community in Phoenix, Arizona where interns lead conversations for health to their family, friends and people whom they have just met. In the Summer, our interns travel to Arusha, Tanzania to work with our trained Tanzanian teaching partners in a sexual health education program. Our teaching partners live and work in the communities we serve, and they breathe life into everything we do. Upon completion of the Community Health Facilitator program, our interns are offered positions with our programs in Arizona and may decide to return to Tanzania the following year for health capacity building projects.