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!

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


Happy Holidays from HealthEd Connect

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This has been another year of remarkable achievements for HealthEd Connect. Together we’ve lifted lives, opened doors of opportunities, and made a huge impact in little corners of the world. Please join us by making a year-end donation from your surplus or making an even greater impact by setting up a recurring monthly donation.
Joyous Holidays!
The HealthEd Connect Team


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, Lauren Hall, Executive Director, and Jac and Sherri Kirkpatrick, co-founders, 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