In partnership with Maricopa County Health Department, Esperanca is one of 3 key partners awarded the SCALE initiative funded through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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MARICOPA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH NAMED A SCALE AWARDEE BY INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT

Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), on behalf of the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC), today announced it has been named a final awardee and will receive funding from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to support promising community-based work on health improvement, as part of the SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation) initiative. Made possible by a $4.8 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and led by IHI, Community Solutions, Communities Joined in Action, and the Collaborative Health Network, SCALE will help communities further their capability to improve the health of targeted populations and develop ways to share and spread community-driven approaches across the country.

SCALE is designed to jumpstart an unprecedented community-to-community learning system right out of the gate in that the initiative matches four “mentor communities” – those with a recent track record of achieving better health – with 20 “pacesetter communities” that are seeking to accelerate their pace of change.

“After reviewing hundreds of impressive applications, we are pleased to welcome these 24 communities to the SCALE initiative and to bring them together to deepen their ability to create effective improvement and to generously share what’s currently working in various locales,” stated Soma Stout, MD, MS, Principal Innovator in SCALE, and Executive External Lead, Health Improvement, IHI.

Through participation in SCALE as a “Pacesetter” community, MCDPH, in conjunction with four HIPMC member organizations, will have access to high level capacity building support for community health improvement plan initiatives through assistance with process improvement, creating shared metrics, evaluation and community engagement strategies over the course of 20 months (May 2015 through December 2016).

“We are excited to have this opportunity to work alongside our community partners to build upon our successes and advance the work of the HIPMC in achieving a common vision of health, well-being, and equity for Maricopa County,” said Dr. Bob England, director of MCDPH.

The Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC) is a multi-sectoral coalition of more than 60 organizations collectively working to implement the 2012-2017 Maricopa County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP identifies areas where we can have the largest impact on improving the quality of life for all residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The CHIP focuses on the five health priorities that were identified in the 2012 Maricopa County Community Health Assessment: obesity, diabetes, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and access to care (read more at www.maricopahealthmatters.org).

MCDPH is regarded as the backbone organization for the HIPMC, providing a stable infrastructure including staffing, meeting facilitation, communications, evaluation and epidemiological support.  HIPMC partners contribute expertise in working with targeted populations, especially those experiencing health disparities, and implementing a wide variety of evidence-based and promising practice interventions.

The HIPMC provides the infrastructure to share ideas and resources, identify gaps and barriers, and engage in thoughtful planning to achieve its vision of “empowered communities working together to reach optimal health and quality of life for all”. HIPMC partners include a diverse representation across its four sectors: Community (Where We Live), Worksites (Where We Work), Education (Where We Learn), and Healthcare (Where We Seek Care).

Key partners for this SCALE initiative include a representation of our partners from across our sectors and each has been a foundational partner of the HIPMC.

Banner Health, is a strong partner in the Healthcare Sector. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems, Banner Health operates an integrated system that seeks to provide equal access to quality to the community.

Esperança is a key partner within the Community Sector, working to provide nutrition, healthy eating and physical activity education to un-and-under-insured families. Esperança’s CHIP initiatives focus on serving Latino children and families, who data shows disproportionately suffer from obesity.

FitPHX, is a Phoenix citywide healthy-living initiative created by Mayor Greg Stanton, Vice Mayor Daniel T. Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman. FitPHX actively leads CHIP initiatives with businesses, nonprofits and other government agencies to develop partnerships to encourage residents to lead healthier lifestyles at work, home and play.

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), one of the largest community college systems in the country, is a partner who supports both the Education and Worksite sectors. MCCCD leads initiatives to eliminate tobacco use and create a learning and working environment that promotes health.

SCALE communities will seek to obtain improved health outcomes, spread effective best practices as quickly as possible in order to realize improvements in health, and become beacons and resources for any community, anywhere, striving to obtain the best health possible – especially those communities most vulnerable to poor health due to poverty, violence, or lack of social supports. The initiative will tap into the expertise of Abraham H. Wandersman, PhD, from the University of South Carolina, who will lead a team of experts in formative evaluation across institutions.

SCALE marks the first community-based program of the recently announced global initiative, 100 Million Healthier Lives, led by IHI and 140 founding partners. Through unprecedented collaboration, this initiative aims to achieve an audacious goal: 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020. To date, nearly 500 patients, community members, leaders, organizations, and implementers across the domains of public health, community health, health care, policy, academia, business, and financing have joined the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, with additional members welcome to join here.

 

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

 

About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

IHI is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with visionaries, leaders, and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator, convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, we are the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the better. To advance our mission, IHI’s work is focused in five key areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and Triple Aim for Populations. Learn more at ihi.org.

 

About Community Solutions

Community Solutions is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that helps communities solve the complex problems facing their most vulnerable, hard hit members. We work from eight locations to assist communities throughout the United States and internationally. http://cmtysolutions.org/

 

About Communities Joined in Action

Communities Joined in Action (CJA) is a private, non-profit membership organization of nearly 200 community health collaboratives – each of our members being committed to improving health, improving access, and eliminating disparities in their communities. Our mission is to mobilize and assist these community health collaboratives to assure better health for all people at less cost. http://cjaonline.net

 

About Collaborative Health Network

Collaborative Health Network is a vibrant network that connects diverse stakeholders and trusted groups who are working to improve community health and healthcare, especially those taking a multi-sector, collaborative approach. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), the Collaborative Health Network is designed to accelerate the adoption of what is working locally, and to identify the next generation of challenges. http://www.nrhi.org/collaborative-health-network

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Esperança Annual Hope Breakfast Set for April 30, 2014

What:        Fourth Annual Esperança Hope Breakfast

Who:         Open to the public

When:       Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Program is from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Where:     Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Why:        Join us for a complimentary breakfast to hear about the wonderful work Esperança is doing in the community and internationally to bring hope, provide health and transform communities.  Dr. Jim Foltz and Dr. Raymond Sacks will be the featured speakers.  Dr. Foltz is a local Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgeon who has volunteered with Esperança for four years during the organization’s trips to Bolivia and Nicaragua.  Dr. Sacks is a retired Orthopedic Surgeon from San Diego.  He makes several volunteer medical missions trips a year to Bolivia with Esperança.

How:        Please RSVP to Jared Leslie, development director at jared@esperanca.org or (602) 252-7772 ext. 101.

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Esperança Plans 2nd Annual Run for the Pour in November

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Over 80 percent of disease in the developing world is from contaminated water.  On Saturday, Nov. 15, Esperança is holding a “Run for the Pour” at SRP Arizona Falls, located at 5802 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix to ensure that people in Nicaragua will now have access to clean water.  The family friendly, 5K run or walk begins at 7:30 a.m.  Registration is $35 (includes a t-shirt and goodie bag) from now until Nov. 5 and then $40 from Nov. 6-15.

The 5k run will highlight the process and workings of an actual water system that would be utilized in the developing world.  Participants will have the option of carrying a log or bucket through obstacles that will help demonstrate the real life challenges people in developing world’s encounter when working to provide clean water. There will be a prize for those runners that choose to participate in the optional obstacle course.

“Sadly, more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes. ” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “The Run for the Pour is a great way to bring awareness to the issue. Most water sources are contaminated as they are used not only for drinking and cooking but for bathing, laundry, irrigation, and waste disposal as well. Waterborne illnesses, such as cholera, have devastating consequences for poor families, with children being the most vulnerable.”

Deliveringclean water and improved sanitation is a major focus of Esperança’s work. They build community wells, water systems and latrines in every region they serve using local materials. Each benefitting family participates in the construction process, providing all of the labor and taking true ownership of their new water source.

For more information or to become a “Run for the Pour” sponsor, call Jared Leslie, development director at (602) 252.7772 ext. 101.  To register for the run, visit: http://runforthepour.org.

 

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Esperanca Plans Run for the Pour in October

Over 80 percent of disease in the developing world is from contaminated water. On Saturday, Oct. 19, Esperança is holding a “Run for the Pour” at Kiwanis Park in Tempe to ensure that 280 individuals in Nicaragua will now have access to clean water. The family friendly, 5K run or walk begins at 3:30 p.m. and will feature a beer garden from Old World Brewery afterwards, for those 21 years and older. Registration is $35 from now until Oct. 15 and then $40 from Oct. 15-19th.

The 5k run will highlight the process and workings of an actual water system that would be utilized in the developing world. Participants will have the option of carrying a log or bucket through obstacles that will help demonstrate the real life challenges people in developing world’s encounter when working to provide clean water. There will be a prize for those runners that choose to participate in the optional obstacle course.

“It’s shocking to think 783 Million people worldwide do not have access to Clean Water,” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “The Run for the Pour is a great way to bring awareness to the issue. Most water sources are contaminated as they are used not only for drinking and cooking but for bathing, laundry, irrigation, and waste disposal as well. Waterborne illnesses, such as cholera, have devastating consequences for poor families, with children being the most vulnerable.”

Delivering clean water and improved sanitation is a major focus of Esperança’s work. They build community wells, water systems and latrines in every region they serve using local materials. Each benefitting family participates in the construction process, providing all of the labor and taking true ownership of their new water source.

For more information or to become a “Run for the Pour” sponsor, call Jared Leslie, development director at (602) 252.7772 ext. 101. To register for the run, visit: http://www.runforthepour.org.

To print out a mail in registration please click here:  Run for the Pour brochure

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25th Annual Skeeter McFee Memorial Golf Classic

The Phoenix Squaw Peak Rotary Club needs your help.For the past 24 years we have held the Annual Skeeter McFee Memorial Golf Classic to benefit local Phoenix charities. The tournament this year will be held on April 20, 2013 at Stonecreek Golf Course. We ask for your help in supporting our community’s less fortunate through participation in the event which could range from participation, to a donation of a prize for either the live auction or raffle which are held after the golf tournament.  Your donations may be tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

As always, the needs are great and the means are small. We hope you find it in your heart to help support the 25th Anniversary of our legendary Skeeter McFee Memorial Golf Classic. If you would like to play in the tournament, please inquire, and ask us about our advertising packages as well

Should you have any further questions, please call me at (602) 499-9200.

Click here to register and learn more

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Hope for Healing Teams

Service at the small group level. An exciting, profound approach that’s bringing worldwide service . . . home to you. Now you can give your small group a hands-on, unique opportunity to serve the poor and learn firsthand about the world of social justice like never before. If you don’t already have a small group, why not start one today? Then, easily transform your group into a Hope for Healing Team! Hurry, space is limited. How do I form a Hope for Healing Team?

Step 1: Gather 6 to 10 members, committed to supporting Esperança as a monthly donor with a $10/Mo. minimum pledge for 1 year.

Step 2: Come up with a name for your team.

Step 3: Register by filling out the paper registration and mailing or faxing the registration to the Esperança at:

Click Here for the registration form

Address:1911 W Earll Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015 Fax: 602-340-9197

*be sure to enter the name of your team. You can also register by calling Esperança at: 602-252-7772

When you sign up to GIVE, this is what you will RECEIVE:

1. Two private talks from an Esperanca representative: One before an upcoming surgical mission, giving your team a background on Esperanca and a chance to discuss social justice and ministry to the poor on a deeper level. Second talk will be after the mission you help sponsor, allowing you to hear, firsthand, about the lives you’ve touched.

2. A chance to help in a hands-on way, as an option, by coming down to the Esperanca office to help sort supplies or help with a local event,

for example.

3. Assemble/create care packages for children patients who love to receive things like stuffed animals, bubbles, little trinket type toys, etc. (or come up with a similar idea and pioneer it as a team!)

4. Small group, intimate and powerful connection to social justice!

5. A once-in-a-lifetime experience of your faith in action!

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Esperança dedicates building to the Tupper Family

On Thursday March 1, 2012 friends and family of the Tupper family, past staff and supporters of Esperança gathered in the courtyard of Esperança for a dedication of Esperança headquarters to Esperança founders and brothers, Father Luke and Jerry Tupper.

A plaque honoring the service of both men was unveiled by widow of Jerry Tupper, Barbara. It was recognized and agreed upon by all that Barbara’s sacrifice was instrumental in the launch and success of Esperança. Jerry’s efforts to build a firm foundation for the organization were only possible with the unwavering support from Barbara.

Barbara Tupper unveiling the plaque

Esperanca supporters, staff and friends join together to honor founders Father Luke and Jerry Tupper

The celebration included talks from former Executive Directors, past volunteers and family members. Sue Johnson, Jerry’s daughter spoke of the passion she saw in her uncle and father to help the sick. Bill Dolan, Program Director from 1987 to 1994 told of Esperança’s major contribution to eradicating Polio in Brazil with its extensive vaccination campaign in the 1970s.

After 42 years, Esperança continues to bring hope, provide health and transform communities globally. We are grateful to the Tupper Family for creating this wonderful force for good in the world.

Esperanca current and past CEOs (Chuck Post, Tom Egan, Raul Espericueta) pose for a photo with former Medical Director Dr. Bill Dolan)

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2nd Annual Hope Breakfast-Thursday, May 3rd

Come learn about the work Esperança, an international health organization based in Phoenix, is doing to bring hope to the poor throughout the world.  The featured speaker will be Esperança volunteer plastic surgeon Dr. Nick Retson.  Dr. Retson has traveled abroad with Esperança for many years.  He will recount his experience of healing and hope in the developing world.  Continental Breakfast will be served. This event will take place from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014.

If you are interested in sponsorship information or if you have any questions contact Lori Logan at Esperança (602) 252-7772 ext.101

Email: lori@esperanca.org, 1911 West Earll Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015

 

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40 Years of Hope Breakfast

EVENT DATE: May 17, 2011

Esperança welcomed over 150 guests on May 17, 2011 during our 40 Years of Hope breakfast. Guests heard inspiring stories from volunteer surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Nicholas Retson. The breakfast raised more than $50,000 for our life saving programs.

Thank you to all those who attended. Your time and generous gifts are greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the Esperança Board of Directors for their assistance in making the event a huge success.

 

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Dr. Nicholas Retson (center) with Esperanca Board members, Eric McGlothlin, Jake Logan, Brian Roberts and Tom Egan, CEO of Esperança.

Details about the 2012 Spring Breakfast will be available soon. If you would like more information about that event please contact Lori Logan, lori@esperanca.org.

Esperança thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 40 Years of Hope Breakfast

40 Years of Hope Breakfast Sponsors

 

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