2397 Palo Verde Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Ansprechpartner: David Werner
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
- Hilfe für Entwicklungsländer
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups. We believe that health for all people is only possible in a global society where the guiding principles are sharing, mutual assistance, and respect for cultural and individual differences.
HealthWrights focuses on these activities:
• Development and distribution of educational materials on health and human rights, presented clearly and simply so that people at all educational levels can understand them. These comprise all five of David Werner´s books (including Where There is No Doctor, a number of articles, plus some videos and slide shows.
• Community Health and Community Based Rehabilitation: mainly in the Developing Countries in the South (mainly Mexico), but increasingly in disadvantaged communities in the North.
• Disability issues, rights and technologies, with leadership taken by disabled persons and their families.
• Child-to-Child helping children discover ways to help protect the health and well-being of their younger brothers and sisters, and other children. Child-to-Child is one of several projects we support.
• Critical analysis of the politics of poor health, and awareness raising to mobilize a broad-based grassroots movement to work toward fairer and healthier social structures. To this end we maintain a separate website politicsofhealth.org
• Networking among progressive health, disability, human rights, environmental, and other groups, to work for social change and stronger participation of under-represented groups. Our semi-annual newsletter is one of our broadest networking tools.
Community Based Health and Rehabilitation Programs in Rural Mexico:
• PROJIMO Duranguito Wheelchair Workshop: A program run by disabled villagers that designs and builds custom-made wheelchairs and other equipment for disabled children.
• PROJIMO – Coyotitan Rehabilitation Program: Community Based Rehabilitation and Education Project run by the Disabled for the Disabled.
• Project Piaxtla: A Villager-Run Health Care Network in the mountains of Western Mexico.
• Child-to-Child: Child-to-Child is an innovative educational methodology in which school-age children learn ways to protect the health and well-being of other children, especially those who are younger or have special needs
• Healthwrights produce Newletters from the Sierra Madre. This newsletter comes out 2 to 3 times a year. It contains essays and observations on community-based health and disability initiatives in Mexico and many parts of the world. It also includes situational analyses and discussions concerning the politics of health at the micro and macro levels.
David Werner is the HealthWrights Director.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.