Show Me the Numbers!

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We love the “feel good” aspect of our work, but our true success is demonstrated by our results.  We conduct a baseline data study before we begin a project and then conduct a follow up study at 3 months, 6 months and then annually.  These studies allow us to track our progress and provide actual metrics.  Here are a few examples of those measurable results:

  • Increase of blood pressure checks from once or twice annually to once a week for villagers suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes, the two most common chronic diseases where we work
  • Increase from 0% to 52% the number of villagers who are brushing their teeth at least daily (twice daily for 50% of the children) and who are washing their hands before handling food or after using the bathroom
  • Increased from 0% to 76% the number of households who have participated in our village education programs on nutrition, sanitation, and other important health topics

In addition to the very significant behavior changes detailed above, we are also proud of some of our other numbers:

  • Over 30,000 rural Mexicans now have access to health care, delivered by our 98 Community Health Workers (Promotoras)
  • Through Tia’s partnership with Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara’s (UAG) Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad (Community Medicine Program), thousands of villagers have received direct care from UAG’s medical students and faculty
  • The Tia Foundation is able to provide our services at a cost of less than $5 per person, for a permanent, sustainable program

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The Tia Foundation is a small, Arizona-based NGO dedicated to driving sustainable health solutions in rural Mexico.

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