Learn more about Care 2 Communities

1. Tell us about your mission.

Care 2 Communities (C2C) has created a new approach for community healthcare delivery in Haiti: we’ve combined a sustainable social enterprise model with philanthropy and a partnership with the Ministry of Health to deliver affordable, high-quality primary care in underserved communities. Our innovative approach effectively addresses a decades old challenge in Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, where primary health care quality and accessibility are inconsistent and severely lacking.

2. How is The West Foundation supporting your mission?

With the support of The West Foundation, C2C works to demonstrate significant strides towards our three central goals:

  • To guarantee that poor families are able to access high-quality health services
  • To improve health outcomes for local communities
  • To create viable social businesses that ensure health services to a community for the long term

3. Considering your impactful work to eliminate poverty, how is The West Foundation’s philanthropic support providing you with sustainability and mobility?

As C2C expands its clinic network, we are constantly asking the question: are our efforts making an impact on the health of the communities we serve? To answer this question, we developed an initial Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework which was greatly supported by the West Foundation. We have since further structured our plan based on a detailed results framework to fully develop and implement the tools and processes needed to measure the specific indicators we have identified to reduce morbidity and mortality of adults and children in North and Northeast Haiti.

As sustainability is a core component of our model, C2C believes that providing high quality healthcare at an affordable price creates a predictable and manageable revenue source that ensures sustainability of services. We are proud to say our clinics have already achieved over 80% cost recovery on average (up from less than 70% just 2 years ago).

4. How are you realizing your potential?

Our unique model is delivering results. The momentum is building from our Public Private Partnership (PPP) as Haiti’s Ministry of Health has seen our success at improving efficiency and quality of care. C2C’s is now transitioning to scale with plans to rehabilitate 3-5 additional government clinics by year-end 2021. With our proven model and a very satisfied partner, C2C has a clear path to scale by taking on many more government clinics.

5. What’s one important thing you want others to know about your organization?

Our commitment to local capacity building and staffing. 95% of our staff is Haitian and based in-country. We also make every effort to procure supplies and equipment locally.

6. How can people reading this help you?

  • Learn more about C2C’s work to bring high-quality primary care to Haiti
  • Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with how C2C is delivering quality primary care to vulnerable communities
  • Make a lifesaving donation or start a campaign of your own to support one of our many new or ongoing programs
  • Take action by helping us spread awareness of the need for quality healthcare in Haiti

7. What are your deepest needs as an organization?

With the success of our model, C2C is getting ready to scale but our only constraint is funding to commit to clinic expansion. While our social enterprise model lessens donor burden, philanthropic funds are needed to cover start-up clinic rehabilitation and operating costs. We welcome partnerships to expand our mission and work in Haiti!

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