Who is Tia?

10648188_10152837545225281_6335118067317543355_oTia uses a ‘teach them to fish’ model to train and equip villagers, who live hours from the nearest doctor.  They learn to deliver babies, treat diabetes, handle first aid cases and most importantly, how to tackle their problems together, as an organized community. Our model is sustainable because the local governments commit to resupply the Tia medical kits and provide continuing education.

Thanks to generous donors, like the Ingebritson, Armstrong, Libman and Pakis families, Tia now serves around 172,000 people for less than $5 a person, including overhead.

¿Quién es Tía?

Tía aplica el modelo de “Enseñar a Pescar”, con el cual capacita y equipa a los habitantes (leer mas) Continue reading ‘Who is Tia?’

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Follow Up Data Supports Our Model

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Dr. Roberto and his entourage of volunteers worked very hard this weekend gathering follow-up data from our project in June in San Pedro Iztican. He discovered that 2 Tia Promotores were encouraged by our brigade members to apply to university to further their studies. Guess what! They applied and have been accepted! Woohoo! So proud of our Promotores and local Promotora Anita’s great leadership!

Our baseline data studies and follow ups help us constantly improve our model.  The data also continues to validate wonderful outcomes such as reduced immigration to the U.S., less domestic violence, and increase in female leadership after the implementation of Tia projects.

Always Improving

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Tia’s model was designed to include measurement, monitoring and evaluation to enable continuous improvement and so we can verify with metrics that our programs really work.  On our last project, Dr. Roberto Martinez had a great idea!  Since many EMTs, representatives of Civil Protection, as well as local Fire and Police Departments attend our courses, Roberto thought we should do separate breakout classes just for them.

That particular group attends Tia’s courses hoping to refresh their skills since many of them already know  CPR and first aid.  Because we don’t have to start from the very beginning, Roberto created a class to teach them new skills, like performing a blood draw, which you see Dr. Cuahtemoc (above) guiding his students.  Our Promotores still learn from our world-class brigade, but now we are able to offer ambulance drivers, police officers and firefighters additional lifesaving training.

Our Fall 2017 Newsletter is Out

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Check out what’s new with Tia and see photos of our most recent project in Atotonilco El Alto.  We are now serving 180,000 people with access to health care through our 580 dedicated Community Health Workers!  Read all about it here:  Fall Newsletter or go to
https://tiafoundation.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/newsletter103017.pdf .

A Proud Graduation Day!

After an intense round studying, practicals, and lectures the determined Community Health Workers of Atotonilco El Alto graduated in front of friends, professors, and community.  There are 27 new Community Health Workers serving 8,000 people for a total of 180,000 people served across Mexico by 580 Promotores.  Thank you to all who gave your support! Without you, projects like this would not be possible.IMG-20171019-WA0001

Out in the field

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Imagine if you lived in a place with no access to medicine.  If your child dislocated her thumb and there were no doctors or hospitals you could visit.  What would you do?  The Tia Foundation trains the residents of places like this to give health care to their community and equip them with medical kits.  While we are on site, we provide public healthcare clinics to treat injuries like this one with a team of doctors, nutritionists and give psychological care.

New Project in Atotonilco El Alto

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Today we arrived in the beautiful town of  Atotonilco El Alto and received a warm reception from its residents.  This will be a special trip because it will be our first trip with Dr. Roberto Martinez as a part of Tia.  Stay tuned for more about the project throughout the week on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Earthquake Volunteer Brigades Mobilize

Tia has so many unselfish medical and allied health professionals, who have provided world-class training for our Promotores.  You will not be surprised to know they have already mobilized to treat earthquake victims in Distrito Federal and the State of Morelos.  We are honored to work with these heroes!  #fuerzamexico !  If you have been wanting to find a way to provide direct and real help, please consider a donation in any amount. Or type https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ttf into your browser.  We are sending money daily to these dedicated volunteers to offset their costs of gas and supplies.

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About Tia Foundation

A 501(c)3 non-profit, the Tia Foundation endeavors to provide health-related development strategies, not relief. “Tia”, meaning “aunt” in Spanish, seeks to use our experience, resources and knowledge to link villagers to the means to do for themselves. Learn More...

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Study Shows Four Fold Drop in Immigration from Mexico

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