EPES Foundation and AHA are pleased to announce the 6th Annual International Training Course on Popular Education in Health!
Sharing 32 Years of Work for Dignity and Justice in Health Course on
Participatory and Community-based Strategies in Health
January 5-16, 2015
Santiago and Concepción, Chile
The 12-day training course is a mix of classes, conferences, participatory workshops and opportunities to work alongside the community health groups trained by EPES. We invite you to learn-by-doing, promoting and advancing the right to health using the popular education strategies put into practice by EPES over its 32 years of community action for health and dignity.
The multi-disciplinary team of EPES health educators will be joined by inspiring guest instructors: Pastor Lisandro Orlov, Founder and coordinator (1986) HIV/AIDS Ecumenical Pastoral Buenos Aires, Argentina; Dr. Marisa Matamala, Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network; former coordinator of the Pan American Health Organization´s Equity, Gender and Health reform program.
This year’s special guest is Lisa Russell, Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and public health advocate. After earning a Master’s degree in Public Health, Lisa turned to documentary film to fight for justice in health. Over more than 10 years, Lisa has produced films, campaigns and projects for United Nation agencies and activist groups.
The course (conducted in Spanish) is designed for undergraduate and graduate public health students and professionals, medical and social science students, educators, community organizers, social workers, women’s studies students, church and global mission workers and activists for social justice and development.
EPES looks forward to bringing together people from around the world interested in this unique opportunity to learn and share.