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Dominican Republic

Dr. Raulo Colon-Mulero now a GH fellow, then a FM resident in Umass GH track conducting training on Hypertension for community health workers in Dominican Republic.

Our collaboration in the Dominican Republic is focused on work to improve the health of a migrant Haitian/Dominican population living in communities called bateyes. There is a long-standing partnership between a local mission hospital and UMass Chan Medical School. Recently a partnership was created between a local NGO as well. Previous fellow work has focused on a local Community Health Worker (CHW) program as well as further development of the UMass Chan and nursing student global health trips.

                         Drs Salonen and Fitzsimmons-Pattison with the UMass DR team in La Romana, DR

Drs Salonen and Fitzsimmons-Pattison served as junior faculty to the UMass student
team working with underserved migrant Haitian populations in Dominican Republic

CHWs/Promotoras receiving their certificates of completed training on Hypertension