Two Weeks In - A note from the new Executive Director

Guy addressing the team on his first day.

Guy addressing the team on his first day.

It’s a great pleasure for me to write my first contribution to the Grounds for Health e-news. After a couple of months of steadily increasing anticipation, I finally began work in Waterbury on […]

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Ethiopia: A welcoming to the birthplace of coffee

EthiopiaWhile it may be a known fact that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, before I had travelled there in June with Grounds for Health I had many questions: would our partners be ready? What would the country be like? Would I even like the coffee? Arriving to Ethiopia’s […]

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Dean’s Beans Makes Ethiopia Work Possible

Dean roasting beans during a traditional coffee ceremony.

Dean roasting beans during a traditional coffee ceremony.

Grounds for Health is enormously grateful to Dean Cycon of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee for being the initial and primary underwriter of the Grounds for Health Ethiopia program. Dean traveled with the team […]

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Farewell Note from Executive Director August Burns

As I sit at my desk on my final day at the helm of Grounds for Health, I will indulge in a few thoughts about what I have learned on this incredible journey. Perhaps first and foremost is the power of community to make lasting change. It is part of the human condition to strive for a […]

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Nicaragua: Multiplying Impact

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Banner hanging over the clinic during a Screen and Treat campaign in San Juan del Rio Coco

In late April, new Program Manager Ariel Irene Delaney traveled to Nicaragua to meet the local team and become acquainted with our current, longest-standing Grounds for Health program. Upon arriving, she […]

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Thank You: Farmer Brothers

scaa-reception-1For the third year in a row, the Grounds for Health reception at SCAA, held in April in Seattle, Washington, was generously sponsored by Farmer Brothers. This year the event was held at The Edgewater Hotel overlooking beautiful Puget Sound in downtown Seattle. About 75 people from […]

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Peru: Healthy Communities Ready for the Harvest

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Kyle (far right) next to in-country coordinator Martha Pineda and three community health promoters in Monterrico

In early March, as one of Grounds for Health’s new Program Managers, I made my way to Peru for my first Grounds for Health trip to the field. After many travel […]

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Excitement over New Executive Director, Celebration for Outgoing Leader

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GROUNDS FOR HEALTH APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CELEBRATES RETIRING LEADER
Guy Stallworthy from Gates Foundation Replaces Retiring Executive Director August Burns
Guy Stallworthy

Guy Stallworthy

Waterbury, VT (Marketwired) / The Board of Directors of Grounds for Health, an NGO dedicated to creating sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment […]

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SCAA Reception: April 24 @7pm

Join Us: SCAA Reception
Healthy Women, Healthy Harvest

Coming to the SCAA Event in Seattle? Join us to celebrate the women who are essential to the sustainability of the coffee industry and to raise a glass to the supporters who make Grounds for Health’s work possible.

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Celebrating Cervical Cancer Prevention in Peru: A Drop in the Ocean for Women’s Rights

Working in the field of cervical cancer prevention in coffee growing communities since 1996, Grounds for Health has been privileged to work with a tremendous number of extraordinary women—as staff, collaborators, donors, students and recipients of care. Ana Aguilera, Boston University Master of Public Health candidate, is currently interning with our program in Peru. She […]

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