Date of Graduation

Summer 8-17-2016

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

College/School

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Abstract

Partnerships For change (PFC) consists of a team of social impact strategists and practitioners. The organization is dedicated to promote sustainable development through direct humanitarian action and transforming social and economic conditions of underserved communities around the globe. With the commitment to elevate and empower individuals to reach their ultimate potential, PFC partnered with Jaipur foot, world's largest organization for prosthetic devices, to network Jaipur Foot to innovators and funders. They have also started the building of a health clinic in Johnsonville, Liberia due to inadequate medical support for individuals living in the community. There are several steps in building a community clinic such as creating a community needs assessment, budgets, finding funders, writing grants, etc. I assisted in all of these initial steps in building the clinic in Liberia. I assisted PFC in accelerating their ongoing projects for the Liberia Clinic and Jaipur Foot. This paper summarizes the 300 hours of field work experience at Partnerships for Change detailing my duties to write grants, write strategic plans, find and network with different funders, and create community assessments for the expansion of Jaipur Foot. This piece sheds light on the public health problem of disability in India and how Jaipur Foot aims to decrease the number of disabled through their continuous efforts in the field.

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