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Community Health Missions

2016 Consultation – Aug 4-7, 2016

The 2016 Consultation was held in conjunction with the RoundUP – when all UMVIM enthusiasts from our Jurisdiction came together for workshops, talks, plenaries, displays and more on August 4-7, 2016!  UMVIM Projects with Sustainability and those that Empower others to work towards Healthy Communities wherever you serve were well received!

health team in Senegal

Community Based Primary Health Care covers many aspects of making a community healthier: training local Health Promoters (Panama, Senegal, Sierra Leone), aiding economic health by creating jobs (Bolivia), creating jobs (HAPI in Misak, Haiti), environmental health by training Solar Oven cooks (Dominican Republic), partnering with the Peruvian church, clean water solutions, small garden installations, and many, many others!

Medical Teams – aka Community Health Journeys

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PRIMER for Community Based Health Care Workers

Jane Dunn compiled and updated the Community Based Primary Health Care Primer: Team Resources for Empowering Others.

This book is a collection of materials designed to assist health volunteers in training community health workers (CHWs); providing community assessments and training for local leaders who train CHWs. A CD of the book contents also includes an introductory powerpoint explanation of Community Based Health.

Included are a three-part curriculum plan; a section on mental health; sources for open copyright materials for training; references on water purification, agriculture and solar ovens.

Manuals may be ordered through the North Central Jurisdiction office. The cost of the manual is $30.00.

Stories and Resources


Community Health Missions / Steering Committee


Conf Name State Telephone Email
DAK Julia Jones SD 605 280 2670 juliajonesaud@gmail.com
DET Sandy Esch MI 248-620-6148 sandyesch@att.net
E OH Davina Gosnell OH 330-678-3412 gosnelldj@hiram.edu
E OH Margie Vogt OH 740-363-5223 mvogt@otterbein.edu
N IL Carol Meynen IL 847-715-9702 carol@drcarolmeynen.com
IN Jerry Burkman IN 812-882-2716 grajvb@comcast.com
IGR Kathy Newhall IL 217-415-5156 khnrn@aol.com
W MI Teresa Miller MI 317-896-5286 millerflash@sbcglobal.net
W OH Jane Roach OH manyblessings441@gmail.com
WI Judy Bruun WI 414-530-1448 jbruun6507@gmail.com