Last week, a team of Esperanza staff members attended the 2015 Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF)
conference in Atlanta (http://www.cchf.org
). CCHF’s Mission
is to “educate, encourage and equip Christians to live out the gospel through healthcare among the poor.”
Esperanza is one of over 280 CCHF member organizations nationwide. Conference speakers included Dr. John Perkins, one of CCHF’s co-founders and a leader for many decades in Christian community development, Dr. Gil Odendaal of World Relief and Esperanza’s Executive Director, Dr. Susan Post. Said Alan Popoli, Esperanza’s HR Manager: “The CCHF conference gave me a new vision for the scope of the movement of Christian health centers…It was very encouraging to share with my co-workers some time to refocus ourselves on our purpose, mission, and values, and to be refreshed in the Spirit and reminded of central truths for our work!”
New Community Health Promoters to Graduate!
In 2010, Esperanza’s vision for community health outreach in partnership with local churches came to fruition with the first graduating class of our Community Health Promoters
. Now, five years later, our newest class of 26 Promoters will graduate on May 8th. They are the first class to use our new Health Promoter Toolkits
, bilingual illustrated educational guides on topics such as diabetes and physical fitness. “We are so proud of our participants who have been using the Toolkits to teach others in the community!” said Lara Lahr, RN, one of Esperanza’s Health Promoter class instructors. “We know they have used them at least 40 times in the community, with 10 of those being in a group setting. One participant even used her Toolkit to teach on the radio!”
We’re Hiring: Many Current Openings at Esperanza!
Esperanza’s staff is a committed, dedicated group of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. We see our work as a calling to serve God in our community.
We’re seeking qualified, professional individuals to join us in advancing our mission, in a number of key clinical and administrative positions including: Primary Care Physician, OB/GYN Clinician, Nurse Practitioner, Triage Nurse, HIV Care Coordinator, Billing Manager, Office Manager, Medical Assistant and others. To learn more about our open positions and to apply, please visit: https://www.esperanzahealth.com/opportunities/.
Your Gift Makes a Difference!
You can make a real difference for our patients through a tax-deductible contribution to support Esperanza! Your generous gift enables us to provide excellent primary medical and dental care for our uninsured patients, as well as other services…social services support, fitness programs, prenatal education classes, and many more. Thank you for your support for Esperanza and for your prayers, as we continue to serve the people of our North Philadelphia community!