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.

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Schedule of Upcoming Events: Where We Will Be

Zambia & DR Congo — June 2016

Zambia & DR Congo site visits
Jac and Sherri Kirkpatrick, Lauren Hall, Kelsey and Colin Novelli, and Andrew Murphy
Jac Zamtan 2A team led by Jac and Sherri Kirkpatrick will visit the schools in Zambia in June. A plus for the schools will be an extended visit by Andrew Murphy, a teacher mentor, who will work along side the teachers to identify new classroom techniques. The Kafwa are excited that Kelsey Novelli will be returning to help them plan future goals for the orphan grief-support program. A major focus of the trip will include a visit to the Traditional Birth Attendants in the Democratic Republic of Congo to identify ways to improve the birthing centers and to collaborate with local health professionals. A feasability study and health worker training will also be conducted in the Luapula Province of Zambia to review possibilities for program extensions.


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Chipulukusu School
Zambia, Congo