Dr. Roberto and his entourage of volunteers worked very hard this weekend gathering follow-up data from our project in June in San Pedro Iztican. He discovered that 2 Tia Promotores were encouraged by our brigade members to apply to university to further their studies. Guess what! They applied and have been accepted! Woohoo! So proud of our Promotores and local Promotora Anita’s great leadership!
Our baseline data studies and follow ups help us constantly improve our model. The data also continues to validate wonderful outcomes such as reduced immigration to the U.S., less domestic violence, and increase in female leadership after the implementation of Tia projects.
Tia’s model was designed to include measurement, monitoring and evaluation to enable continuous improvement and so we can verify with metrics that our programs really work. On our last project, Dr. Roberto Martinez had a great idea! Since many EMTs, representatives of Civil Protection, as well as local Fire and Police Departments attend our courses, Roberto thought we should do separate breakout classes just for them.
That particular group attends Tia’s courses hoping to refresh their skills since many of them already know CPR and first aid. Because we don’t have to start from the very beginning, Roberto created a class to teach them new skills, like performing a blood draw, which you see Dr. Cuahtemoc (above) guiding his students. Our Promotores still learn from our world-class brigade, but now we are able to offer ambulance drivers, police officers and firefighters additional lifesaving training.
Check out what’s new with Tia and see photos of our most recent project in Atotonilco El Alto. We are now serving 180,000 people with access to health care through our 580 dedicated Community Health Workers! Read all about it here: Fall Newsletter or go to
After an intense round studying, practicals, and lectures the determined Community Health Workers of Atotonilco El Alto graduated in front of friends, professors, and community. There are 27 new Community Health Workers serving 8,000 people for a total of 180,000 people served across Mexico by 580 Promotores. Thank you to all who gave your support! Without you, projects like this would not be possible.
Imagine if you lived in a place with no access to medicine. If your child dislocated her thumb and there were no doctors or hospitals you could visit. What would you do? The Tia Foundation trains the residents of places like this to give health care to their community and equip them with medical kits. While we are on site, we provide public healthcare clinics to treat injuries like this one with a team of doctors, nutritionists and give psychological care.