HealthEd Connect empowers women and children through evidence-based health, education, and advocacy programs.

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We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us in any of the following ways:

Phone: 816.519.4925
Address: 1401 West Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
United States of America

Mirriam, "The Boss"OUR BOSS

Mirriam Is Who We Work For!

Mirriam had only to gaze up at us with her big brown eyes and we knew our lives would never be the same.  We met her when she was two years old, HIV positive, and facing an uncertain future.  She’s not unlike the other 12 million AIDS orphans in SubSahara Africa.

Mirriam’s now our ‘boss’.   If you’d like to meet her, click on ‘The Boss’ and see if you’d like to work for her too.


Helping People Is What We Do!

Children's Best CharityHealthEd Connect builds on a solid foundation of 20 years of experience with volunteer Community Health Workers who are directly involved with the families and special needs in their villages. Many of these villages are now facing incredible challenges as the number of orphaned children, primarily due to HIV/AIDS, has grown dramatically and the typical surviving caregiver is an aging grandmother who has lost both her husband and children. Going forward, HealthEd Connect will remain flexible and adaptive by connecting villagers and their leaders to expanding visions of possibilities, targeted training, and access to resources.

Independent Charities of America


Hanging out

child red scarf So many boys in the developing world have little to look forward to in life. This pensive little boy in Malawi appeared to fit into that category --- until a yellow balloon was introduced moments later and he, along with a pack of friends, eagerly took off chasing it while squeals of laughter erupted. The real challenge, of course, is to provide long-term changes through education, vocational skills, and opportunities for these kids. We are thrilled to have over 900 orphans and vulnerable children in schools now pursuing those very goals.


Schedule of Upcoming Events: Where We Will Be

Independence, Missouri—October 24-26, 2014

Peace Colloquy
Jeff Manuel, Shandra Newcom and Cherry Newcom
HealthEd Connect will have a display booth sharing recent program activities and events at the Community of Christ Temple, Independence, Missouri. This year's Peace Colloquy titled "Poverty: God Weeps" will present the Peace Award to Bread for the World at the opening activity on Friday, October 24. All events are open to the public. The Friday night event is free.


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Chipulukusu School
Zambia, Congo