The Importance Of Community Health and Community-Led Initiatives

This week, we are going to briefly talk about community-led initiatives and the important role that they play in community health. For the last little while, we have explored the evolution of Guatemala’s healthcare system and the historical contexts that led to the marginalization and continuous poor health outcomes of her Indigenous people. The initialContinue reading The Importance Of Community Health and Community-Led Initiatives

HISTORY, A DETERMINANT OF HEALTH: A FOCUS ON INDIGENOUS GUATEMALA

Hi everybody, welcome to a new month! When we last met, we took a walk through Guatemala’s history and gained some insight into the prevailing historical events that led to the initial marginalization of her Indigenous people. We learned that indigenous Guatemala (most of whom are Mayan) began facing marginalization and oppression after the nationContinue reading HISTORY, A DETERMINANT OF HEALTH: A FOCUS ON INDIGENOUS GUATEMALA

HISTORY, A DETERMINANT OF HEALTH: A Focus on Indigenous Guatemala

Around the world, various indigenous communities face health inequities and experience poor health outcomes due to fractured healthcare systems and inadequate health frameworks. For Guatemala, where an estimated 40 percent of the population is indigenous, access to quality care and resources remains a persistent challenge. From environmental to socioeconomic factors, many confounding variables have madeContinue reading HISTORY, A DETERMINANT OF HEALTH: A Focus on Indigenous Guatemala

History, A Determinant of Health: Global Health And Its Colonial Footprints

In the summer of 2006, the government of England launched a nation-wide campaign to educate and engage the public on the important roles that history played in quality of life that they were experiencing. The campaign’s famous slogan, “History matters–pass it on”, was a tool used to spark conversation between neighbors, historians, and politicians. TheContinue reading History, A Determinant of Health: Global Health And Its Colonial Footprints