Program Details

​Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the health status of population groups and communities as opposed to the health of individual patients.
Location:
Chinchina, Colombia
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Children, Health, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks

Program Overview

Program Description:

Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the health status of population groups and communities as opposed to the health of individual patients. During this rotation, you will experience how Colombian health professionals from different specialized fields view Colombian community health.  You may choose 1 or 2 of the following work settings; but each site requires a minimum of 2 weeks.  Certified professionals have greater flexibility of time constraints.  Our Volunteer Experience Advisor will make a recommendation as to where you should invest your volunteer time upon learning about your professional goals and interests.   

 Partner sites include:

  • Hospital Rotations
  • Elderly Care
  • Public Health Campaigns
  • CNA Tech School
  • Regional Hospitals
  • Rural Medical Clinics
  • Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Traditional Medicine Shop
  • Special Education Center
  • Sex Workers Childcare Center
  • Nutrition Program
  • Pharmacy & Health Store
  • HMO Internship
  • Health Products Laboratory
  • Dental Clinic
  • Emergency Medicine – First Responder

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Discount based financial circumstances and need & match within the community for volunteer's existing skills.

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