Mission

Grounds for Health’s mission is to create sustainable and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs in coffee-growing communities, with the goal of decreasing the rate of cervical cancer.

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Grounds for Health Goals:

  • Reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in coffee-growing communities
  • Increase access to reproductive health services
  • Educate women about cervical cancer
  • Empower communities so they become active players in their own health and well-being
  • Strengthen local treatment capacity
  • Develop links between community leaders and health-care leaders

Why focus on cervical cancer? »

1 comment to Mission

  • […] Grounds for Health’s mission ostensibly has very little to do directly with coffee itself. Cervical cancer is not a cancer that specifically attacks coffee farm workers, but it is often the number one cause of cancer-related deaths for women in developing countries — which is where all coffee grows — due solely to lack of access to prevention and treatment. Grounds for Health uses the structure of coffee co-ops to overcome barriers, organize women, and bring them together for testing, pre-cancer treatment, and awareness. […]