Current work in Honduras includes partnerships with the School of Nursing at the National University of Honduras (NUAH), and with the Central America Medical Outreach (CAMO) organization. UABSON faculty have collaborated with faculty at the NUAH to implement and evaluate an educational intervention (Familias Fuertes) for parents and adolescents in a low income neighborhood in Tegucigalpa. To review a publication about this research, please see the following publications:

Bacila, M. G., Vasquez, M., Wilson, L., Matute, R. C., Cruz, A., & Santos, A. (2011).  Experiencias sobre la capacitación del “Programa Familias Fuertes” a jóvenes del barrio El Chile, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  (Training experiences in capacitation about the “Program Strong Families” in young individuals in Barrio El Chile, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.)  Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, 8(1), 35-48.

Vasquez, M. Mez, L., Almanarez, Ol, Santos, A., Matute, R. C., Canaca, L. D., Cruz, A., Acosta, S., Garcia Bacilla, M. E., Wilson, L., Azuero, A., Tami, I., Holcomb, L, Saenz, K. (2010).  Evaluation of a strengthening families (Familias Fuertes) intervention for parents and adolescents in Honduras.  Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(3), pages 1-25.

In addition, UABSON faculty member Dr. Lygia Holcomb is working with nursing faculty at the NUAH to advice on development of a master's degree program. Other nursing are collaborating with nurses in Santa Rosa de Copan to develop projects focused on evaluation of satisfaction of hospitalized patients. In addition, faculty  lead annual study abroad courses to Santa Rosa de Copan where they link with nurses and with the Central America Medical Outreach program (CAMO) to identify and address local health needs.

School-based Clinic in Honduras