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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

Athletic Training in Haiti

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Athletic Training (Health Science) Goal

The vision of Merrimack College Athletic Training in Haiti is to empower rural Haitian health care workers in the areas of prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of activity-related injuries through authentic partnerships with Project Medishare and the communities of the Central Plateau in Haiti.

The Athletic Training students will work to:

  • Understand the health care needs for people who sustain activity-related injuries in the rural communities of Haiti.
  • Assess and understand the capabilities of the rural Haitian health care workers in regards to their medical training in preventing, evaluating, treating and rehabilitating those injuries.
  • Develop and implement culturally-sensitive treatment programs and educational materials that will meet the healthcare needs of injured persons and strengthen the training of health care workers.

 

Please contact Kevin Melanson with any inquiries about Merrimack’s Athletic Training efforts in Haiti.