HAI has three in-country programs – Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and Timor-Leste – but we also work with global and local (Seattle-based) coalitions to support efforts in community organizing for race and class equality. We support these organizations by facilitating anti-racism workshops, networking with local Black Lives Matter groups, and mentoring and connecting UW students to projects making a real impact on local communities.
Since 2014, HAI has become more active in a global, grassroots health organization, the People’s Health Movement, and supports the North America co-representative of its Steering Committee. We’ve organized events in Seattle and beyond that focus on refugee and immigrant mental health, trade and health justice, and equitable health care for all.
HAI is also partnering with Seattle-based health advocacy organizations, such as the Somali Health Board, to share research expertise and advocacy to identify community needs for health services, implement innovative new programs, and evaluate how effective they are. It is through unique partnerships such as this that we are able to bring lessons learned from 30 years of working abroad to benefit the community of our Seattle headquarters office.
HAI’s activist roots are carried through to the present day by seeking to fulfil our vision of health for all no matter where one is located in the world.