Clinica Verde

Rating: 4.98 stars   66 reviews

Issues: Environment, Health, International, Reproductive Rights

Location: Angwin CA 94508 USA

Mission: Clinica Verde is a new model of care for families in need.
Results: In 2012, we served nearly 14,000 patients. We continue to serve ~1,200 patients per month, providing clinical care as well as health and nutrition education
Target demographics: Women and children living in poverty.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 14,000 women and children
Geographic areas served: Nicaragua
Programs: prenatal and postnatal care, health and nutrition care, growth and development consults
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Clínica verde no es una clínica más, es además una puerta de información a los adolescentes enfocados y preocupados por la juventud. Mi experiencia ha sido maravilloso y mis conocimientos sean enriquecido gracias a este centro que me ha dado esta gran oportunidad he conocido a muchos jóvenes con el cual hemos compartido experiencia y hemos atraído a otros a que se integren.

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Soy un joven de 21 años de edad, estudiante universitario. En el año 2014 Clínica Verde visito la universidad donde estudio y presento un proyecto de un club de consejería instalado en la clínica, me llamo mucho la atención inmediatamente visite la clínica donde su recibimiento fue esplendido, me encanto y desde ese momento me sentí parte de la familia de clínica verde por su interés de ayudar a muchos jóvenes, desde ese tiempo me he venido retroalimentado de temas de mucha relevancia e interés juvenil, y en lo personal me ha ayudado mucho porque es un espacio que compartimos nuestras experiencias como jóvenes y nos ayudamos mutuamente, además ese espacio nos ofrece una tutora que nos brinda sus amistad y apoyo incondicional, sin duda alguna es un lugar acogedor donde los jóvenes somos los verdaderos protagonista, y lo más interesante de este proyecto es que engloba a muchas personas como la familia y nuestros amigos ya que con nuestros conocimiento podemos ayudar con un consejo oportuno a la gente que nos rodea, es una experiencia única y es una oportunidad que nos brinda Clínica Verde a toda la juventud de Boaco.

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clínica verde, es un nuevo modelo de atención a las personas mas vulnerables de nuestra comunidad, mujeres embarazadas, jóvenes, niñ@s, en Boaco, Nicaragua, promoviendo hábitos saludables en armonía con el medio ambiente, no es solo atención clínica es solidaridad con los pacientes y sus necesidades.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Clinica Verde es un lugar único, extraordinario que da vida al sueño de muchos y respuesta a una población necesidad y vulnerable en temas de salud. Para mi Clínica Verde es la mejor experiencia de trabajo comunitario porque es un lugar lleno de amor y compasión para quienes buscan salud no solo física sino espiritual, por que promueve la atención afectiva al paciente y promueve la prevención de enfermedades educando a la población.

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As a chaperone for the HIGHER (Helping in Global Health, Education and Reform) program through Clinica Verde, I traveled to Nicaragua and worked alongside high school students who gained first hand exposure to the medical needs of the rural town of Boaco. The staff at Clinica Verde welcomed us with open arms into the clinic. The students shadowed the doctors, pharmacist, nursing staff and learned about the youth program that focuses on adolescent health with the effort to minimize the rate of teen pregnancies. Learning about the various illnesses faced within the population, the students gave health presentations on critical topics such as food hygiene, vector borne diseases and nutrition.
The experience allowed them to not only practice their Spanish but also actively engage with community members. The 10 days spent in Nicaragua were very rewarding, not only learning about health issues but also learning about the culture and the Spanish language. Clinca Verde is a clinic that not only provides medical care but also strives to engage and meet the needs of the community. It's welcoming environment strives to emphasize that the clinic is not just a place to come when you are sick, but also a center for the community that promotes a healthy and thriving life for everyone. This trip is an amazing way for students to gain global health exposure at such a young age with a desire and interest to pursue a career in the medical field.

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Clinica Verde gave me the opportunity to see a rural part of the world, as it really is today. I spent 10 days in Nicaragua with a group of students on a HIGHER (Helping in Global Health, Education and Reform) trip where most of us got to see first hand, the struggles of a developing country and the difference made by something as vital as quality healthcare. Clinica Verde itself, is unlike any other organization of its kind, in that it is so multifaceted. At the clinic, we learned about the garden and sustainability project on site, and had the chance to help prepare meals for the staff and ourselves that were fresh from their own gardens. We got to shadow doctors and nurses as they treated a vast multitude of ailments. We also had the chance to teach patients about hygiene, healthy dieting and preventative healthcare. We saw other staff members preparing entire lesson plans for local youth groups to teach them about everything from healthy lifestyle habits and sex education, to the importance of nutrition and hygiene in their daily lives. The best part about the entire experience is even though you are learning so much about a developing country, and the systems in place to improve circumstances for everyone there, you also learn so much about yourself as you begin to see just how far one person's will power can really go. Clinica Verde is addressing some of the most basic and rudimentary issues faced by the Nicaraguan people. It is through organizations like these, that developing countries are taught how to and given the tools to become fully sustainable nations. Great cause, and great team.

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I always have had a passion for non-profit work and am so proud to be a part of the Clinica Verde team. I met founder, Susan Dix Lyons, through my college and thought that this would be a great opportunity for me to be involved in something greater, more meaningful. The past year I have worked with Clinica Verde, I realized that in comparison to many other non-profits that I worked for in the past, Clinica Verde is in constant pursuit to better themselves as an organization so that they can provide the best care. From planning multiple fundraisers throughout the year, to listening to talks from philanthropic leaders, and to researching different ways to engage supporters, everything is done in order to be the best help there is for their many patients. Clinica Verde is proactive in finding ways to be the best model of health-care for the Nicaraguan people.

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I've had a chance to both intern and fundraise for this organization via meeting Susan Dix Lyons, the founder of Clinica Verde, at my college. All I have to say is that it's a well-run non-profit supported by staff and donors with great passion for what they do. From looking at the projects conducted by Clinica Verde, it's clear that there is a lot of drive to really improve healthcare for the Nicaraguan people that flock to the clinic - something that's demonstrated from the long list of projects for the clinic shown on the website to the fundraisers, such as the Napa Valley Off-Road Triathlon, hosted state-side to raise money to support said projects. All in all, I'm proud to support Clinica Verde and it's goal to better the health of the Nicaraguan people.

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I was given the opportunity to volunteer for Clinica Verde when it was still just an idea. Over the past few years, I have been able to watch the idea grow and become a reality. Last summer, I traveled to Nicaragua and worked in the Clinic. Clean, beautiful, and everhelpful to its patients, Clinica Verde is--unfortunately--a rarity for Nicaraguans. I felt that my presence was appreciated and hope to return in the future.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Clinica Verde is an organization that is truly dedicated to the mission of serving and bettering the lives of many. The success of the various projects it takes up and the growth it has seen since its inception could be viewed as a shocking thing. However, things such as solar panels, a biointensive garden, and quality health care for those who need it the most have always been part of what makes Clinica Verde so special. It is unique in its ability as an organization to challenge itself to do those things that push the boundaries of what might be normal or expected, and in this way is truly a mighty force for good.

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I have never found it difficult to speak to the amazing work that Clinica Verde does or to the passion of those involved in the organization. This belief, care, and dedication is beyond evident in every aspect of all that they do. When I went down and visited the clinic for the first time this past spring, I was astonished not because it was everything that I knew it to be from the videos, stories, and data, but because it was all of that and much, much more. There is no doubt that Clinica Verde is a new, innovative model, but for more than just health care. It is an ideal that can transcend into government, agriculture, business, and all social services, where success and sustainability is inextricably connected to the well being of the people it supports. I was overwhelmed by hope when I first walked through the clinic doors. I can only imagine what will be achieved by this amazing non-profit in the coming years, and I am so excited to continue my involvement with Clinica Verde as it continues to be "a mighty force for good."

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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