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Our Mission

We exist to train local Community Health Workers with basic health knowledge and skills to improve the health of their own communities.

Developing a targeted training program on providing basic health care and disease prevention strategies specific to their community’s needs, we work to emphasize the implementation of proactive measures to safeguard community health and the identification of disease danger signs. We equip CHWs with the essential knowledge and resources required to effectively carry out their roles and contribute to the elimination of preventable diseases and deaths globally.

Our Team

Monterey Crass

PRESIDENT & CEO
“I’ve seen firsthand the value of community health outreach programs that not only prevent diseases and promote health, but also are sustainable and improve development of the whole community.”

Amber Moore

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
"International HELP truly is a rare organization that is focused on creating sustainable programs that will make a lasting impact simply by increasing their knowledge on health education and prevention. It is an honor to be a part of the team and to work towards my passions every day."

Nicole Goodhue

MARKETING DIRECTOR
"I am thankful to be able to create purposeful and clearly communicated designs and media that help others and generate excitement about International HELP’s vision to empower communities."

Reagan Hearns

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
“Before I had the opportunity to work for International Help I had no idea of the health education issues that the world faces and how IHELP is working to make a positive impact. That is why I am so grateful to be working with an amazing team to eradicate these issues.“

Madeleine Burkholder

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
"Working for International HELP has been eye-opening as I've seen the importance of community-level and community-led programs. Without a primary focus on the local people, IHELP's health education training would fail to be as impactful as it is and ultimately lead to unsustainable programs."

Ashley Richard

FELLOW
"International HELP is an organization that values partnership and prioritizes relationship building. This bottom-up approach of designing and implementing our programs allows the people we serve to be the main agents of change, those who know their communities best to change the course of health in their areas."
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Our Approach

We are passionate about community involvement and ownership. We don’t just come in for a week, provide healthcare and leave; nor do we go to a community and stay there for several years, providing healthcare for them. Instead, we come alongside a local group of people to create a health program with the people’s involvement and innovation that will make the community stronger and give them the tools to improve their own health.

We never come into a community and tell them what they need. Instead, we work WITH them to learn what the community’s greatest healthcare needs are. This collaboration leads to sustainable results; but best of all, it gives the community a sense of pride knowing they are leading the charge that will change the course of their community.

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Our Beginnings

International HELP started with one person’s experience working with a community in Nicaragua. Our founder partnered with a clinic in Nicaragua and trained local people to be health workers, providing them with the skills, resources, platform, and group structure necessary to positively influence the health in their community. The program was created in a way to be sustainable and effective, run by the local people. Out of this successful program, International HELP was started with the desire to implement that same model in many places throughout the world, transforming one community at a time.

Our work is made possible by

Our Faithful Volunteers

We are so thankful for the countless hours and efforts of our volunteers! They make our mission possible. See our dedicated group of volunteers and learn how you can use you can use your talents to empower others as a volunteer!

Our Board Members