EQUALHEALTH IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING QUALITY MEDICAL AND NURSING EDUCATION IN HAITI.
EqualHealth works with clinicians across the career continuum from medical and nursing students, to practitioners, master educators, and the full population of providers and leaders in health care in Haiti. We collaborate with medical professionals in Haiti to expand provider capacity, strengthen educational opportunities and in turn improve care and teaching in healthcare in Haiti.
EqualHealth began our work in 2011. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake our founders saw a decimated clinical education system that they could help strengthen. Since then more than one thousand Haitian doctors, nurses, and students have participated in EqualHealth’s programs: our Social Medicine Course for North American and Haitian trainees, our Haiti-wide Medical Education Conference, the Marshall Wolf Medical Education Fellowship, and our Visiting Professor and Teach the Teacher Programs.
Past participants in our programs are now well-trained leaders ready to make change and advance health care and medical education in Haiti, and remain deeply involved with EqualHealth. Our robust alumni network connects past students who are the next generation of healthcare leaders and coalesces their commitment to systemic improvements in patient care, community health, and health systems.
We closely measure the impact of our programs on our students. Those with careers based North America and beyond are now profoundly attuned to the social determinants of health and remain connected to their Haitian colleagues and one another as collaborators and friends. Those who work in Haiti feel empowered as part of a movement of clinicians dedicated to social medicine and community-based approaches to patient care. They are engaged in innovative teaching and learning, and ultimately they are committed to strengthening Haiti’s health system.