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Say What You Mean
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Say What You Mean

Collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone to produce or create something.” It’s a great skill to have no matter whomever you come across on the spectrum of relationships. What kind of relationship do you want to create with someone? There are certain actions which need to be in your toolbox, and one of…

What Will You Be Known For?
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What Will You Be Known For?

For the first time in more than 20 years, I visited Haiti for four days (Thursday, June 9, 2016-Sunday, June 12, 2016). The last time I stepped foot on the country I was about 6 years old. I had always wanted to go back to Haiti, but I lived vicariously through the media, books, and…

Celebrating Agwe: Paying Homage to the Vodou God of Water In Brooklyn
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Celebrating Agwe: Paying Homage to the Vodou God of Water In Brooklyn

Head to Brooklyn Public Library for the FREE Exhibit Reception of Celebrating Agwe and one on one conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning, multi-media and entrepreneurial journalist Garry Pierre-Pierre and Mambo Kerma Jean-Marie as he discusses how Haitian immigrants in Brooklyn are practicing their spirituality in their adopted homeland. They explore the African practice of Vodou that…

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Thank You From Haitian Times!

Dear friends, Thank you for those of you who have subscribed to Haitian Times since we’ve changed to a paid platform. We are happy to see that the community values the work that we do. As the year comes to an end, we are reminded of the successes we’ve had this past year. We’ve added…

Haitian Government Inaugurates Family Nurse Practitioner Program
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Haitian Government Inaugurates Family Nurse Practitioner Program

After the earthquake, Dr. Carmelle Marie Bellefleur traveled to Haiti and saw firsthand the overwhelming need for healthcare. In 2010, Bellefleur and three fellow nurse educators founded Promoting Health In Haiti (PHH), a nonprofit dedicated to improving health and wellness for the people of Haiti by educating highly-skilled nurses.

On Apr. 27, the Haitian government inaugurated the organization’s Family Nursing Program (FNP) – a first for the country where there are currently no nurse practitioners. This title was an unfamiliar one for the Haitian government, Bellefleur says. They didn’t know the types of services they provide, the level of education needed, or how to compensate them.

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