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

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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!

HealthEd 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

World of Children Award


Post Traumatic Stress in Nepal

Biratnagar Our health workers in Nepal have been busily providing post-traumatic stress programs to help children continue their recovery from the earthquake. Over 80 children in Kathmandu and 40 in Biratnagar recently participated in fun-filled days of activities as well as in the sharing of sobering memories of the earthquake itself. As if two major earthquakes and innumerable after shocks were not enough, however, Nepal now faces new challenges. According to Huffington Post none of the $4 billion in aid money has yet been released by the government. This points out again, the critical role small NGOs like HealthEd Connect play in actually delivering emergency aid and getting the job done. Turmoil in the country leading up to the adoption of a new constitution on September 17, resulted in riots, curfews, and at least 40 people killed. Hopefully long-awaited peace and recovery will emerge as the people of Nepal enter this new era.


Schedule of Upcoming Events: Where We Will Be

Zambia — January 2016

Team Zambia January 2016
Jac and Sherri Kirkpatrick and Team
A site visit will be made to the schools in Zambia by Mike Keeble, HEC board member, and Jac and Sherri Kirkpatrick in January 2016. Over 900 orphans and vulnerable children are currently enrolled in the schools in Chipulukusu, Zamtan, and Kasompe.


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Chipulukusu School
Zambia, Congo