Community Health Facilitator Program
Developing The Next Generation of Leaders in Public 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.
**Applications for the 2019 program will be available in early December.
Our Community Health Facilitated is operated in partnership with the Arizona State University Study Abroad Office. Through this partnership, ASU students are able to receive study abroad credits, however it is not required that you are currently an ASU student to attend this program.
HEAL partners with ASU to provide a training course called “BIO/MIC 498 - HIV/AIDS Prevention Education in Africa” that meets every Monday evening at the ASU Tempe Campus in Session C of the Spring semester. This course will provide the training that students need to prepare them for service work and to be an effective and safe volunteer in Tanzania.
In addition, there are a total of 10 Saturday training sessions (full day) and additional measures that must be completed before departing for Tanzania.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or find more information on the ASU Study Abroad Page!