The EPES December 2015 Update is here!

EPES Update December 2015

Dear Friends of EPES and AHA:

We hope you like the new format of the EPES Update! This version is more streamlined and has fewer “pieces” for you to keep track of—allowing you to focus on the amazing accomplishments and ongoing efforts of EPES and, hopefully, reminding you of how far your donations can go.

This past year has highlighted how valuable EPES’ work can be:

  • Leveraging their community-level disaster response and recovery capacity to work with victims of the September 2015 earthquake and tsunami—even while rebuilding from the April 2014 fire that devastated the poorest neighborhoods of Valparaíso continues.
  • Planning for the seventh International Training Course on Participatory and Community Strategies for Health—which will be held in January. Interest and participation in this annual course continue to grow every year. In the first six courses, there have been 110 participants from 15 countries. EPES’ training model is being replicated in many places in Latin America and all the way to Kenya!
  • Becoming a strong voice in Chile for health as a human right and mobilizing many organizations, communities and individuals to fight for this right.

In 2015, AHA has also sought to revamp our role as EPES’ advocates in North America. You’ll read about the exciting new #ChileTuesday campaign in this Update, but we’re also working to improve our website and provide more updates electronically—please share your email address with us if you haven’t done so already (either by noting it on the mailed donation form or when you make an online donation). We welcome your ideas for how AHA can continue to be a strong voice for EPES in 2016 and beyond!

As always, muchas gracias for your ongoing commitment to the work of EPES. In this world where there is so much suffering and need, we know that there are demands on your compassion (and pocketbook). Have a happy holiday season and a healthy and peaceful New Year!

Christina Mills MD FRCPC

President, Action for Health in the Americas

Click here to read about all the great work EPES has been up to in 2015!

Join our #ChileTuesday Campaign!

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Dear Friend of AHA and EPES,

We have Thanksgiving for giving thanks. We have Black Friday for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday for giving back.

This December 1st, help Educación Popular en Salud (EPES) turn #GivingTuesday into #ChileTuesday by supporting their programs to help women and their families through collective action on health, social and environmental issues.

Our Goal: 2X the Impact

A generous donor has offered to match every donation up to $30,000 through December 1st. Every dollar you raise or donate to EPES will be doubled!

If we reach our goal, EPES will receive $60,000—that’s enough to train 12,000 community health leaders in low-income communities throughout Chile.

Get Involved!

Join our #ChileTuesday campaign by creating a personal fundraising page to support EPES and the people of Chile.

Create your fundraising page now >

Get creative with your fundraising efforts and host a Chilean wine tasting or dinner party! Grab a few bottles, invite your closest friends and ask for a small contribution towards your fundraising goal.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Choose a fundraising page title, such as “Alex’s #ChileTuesday Fundraiser”.
2. Add your picture and customize the description text.
3. Share with family and friends via email and your social media!

No time for an event? Simply reach out to your friends and family and tell them why community health programs in Chile are important to you, and watch the support roll in!

Alternatively, you can donate directly to the campaign > 

All donations are tax deductible, and thanks to our generous match, every gift up to our $30,000 goal will be doubled.

Together we can bring health, dignity and justice to the people of Chile!

If you have questions, please respond to this email and we will happily help.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Christina Mills MD FRCPC
President, Action for Health in the Americas

Karen Anderson
Founder, Educación Popular en Salud