The Dominican Health and Education Initiative

is dedicated to improving medical care through implementation of novel technology platforms and training programs that could greatly improve treatment outcomes for individuals and families.

We invite you to join us in our efforts to acquire life saving medical equipment that will enable healthcare providers to accurately diagnose ailments and deliver quality treatment to improve overall health of their patients.

 

Virtual COVID19 PaneL

COPING WITH COVID-19

This COVID pandemic has touched all our lives, with many of our Caribbean sisters and brothers living in the USA being hit hard.
We must do something.
 
Now, more than ever, we must do all we can to stay well. To nurture our bodies, minds and spirit and to prioritize our health like never before.
We must take ownership of our health, take charge of our lives and find new ways of living and even thriving.
 
The Dominican a Health and Education Initiative is taking a leading role in hosting this virtual webinar – COPING WITH COVID, with three of our very own Caribbean experts sharing facts, resources and important tips for thriving during this difficult period.
 
We must do all we can to educate , empower and encourage ourselves and find a way to STAND UP TO COVID.

Speakers

Dr. Tanya Beaubrun

As the creator of the Body Joy Process, Dr. Tanya Beaubrun empowers people with her simple, yet powerful message: Take exquisite care of yourself, respect the choices you make, and tune into healing from the inside out. Tanya’s passionate about bringing the heart and soul back into the practice of Medicine. A Family Physician specializing in Functional and Integrative Medicine, as well as a certified Wellness & Lifestyle Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author, she has dedicated her career to helping people feel their best in their bodies so they can live happy and healthy lives and rediscover their Body Joy. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, she has spent most of her career in Private Practice, and advocates a holistic approach to well-being, incorporating mind, body, spirit practices so people can connect more deeply to themselves and their truth. She holds a Degree in Alternative Medicine and is Board Certified in Functional, Anti-Aging, and Regenerative Medicine. She is a certified Reiki Master, and has obtained an Integrative Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), as well as a certification under Gabrielle Bernstein’s Levels 1 and 2 Spirit Junkie Master Class. Tanya has been featured in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Dr. Lissa Rankin’s Owning Pink website, as well as several popular podcasts, including EOFire with John Lee Dumas. As an author, she’s contributed to the Amazon bestselling books, 365 Moments of Grace and 365 Life Shifts. With her unique blend of Western medicine, Lifestyle coaching, and Integrative health, she’s distinguished herself as a Women’s Wellness Warrior; with a dream of starting a movement geared towards empowering women to lead full, vibrant and authentic lives. Despite all this, she feels her most important role has been as a wife and mother of 3.

Janelle Baptiste, M.D., MPH

Janelle Baptiste is a past recipient, and abstract reviewer for, the American Thoracic Society Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award. Dr. Baptiste received this award for her published work on outcomes of a lung cancer screening program. Dr. Baptiste is a pulmonary lead on lung nodule surveillance and has research interests in implementation and outcomes of these programs. In 1999, Dr. Baptiste emigrated from Dominica to the United States. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and M.D., and MPH degrees from Tufts University. In 2005, she returned to Dominica to complete her Master’s in Public Health thesis project, on the stigmatization and reporting of HIV/AIDS on death certificates. She received the Tufts’ Global Health Initiative Group International Scholarship for her work. Dr. Baptiste completed her clinical training in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and pulmonary and critical care medicine at Brown University. She is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine and is an instructor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Deborah Cooke was born and raised in Dominica. She holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, and is accredited as a certified public accountant in the state of NY. She has over twenty years of public/private experience in the banking and financial services industry.

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Deborah Cooke, CPA

Deborah Cooke, CPA

Deborah Cooke was born and raised in Dominica. She holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, and is accredited as a certified public accountant in the state of NY. She has over twenty years of public/private experience in the banking and financial services industry.

She’s focused on all aspects of US taxation, including:

  • External Reporting & Compliance (to IRS)
  • Managing federal/state tax audits
  • Internal Reporting (Foreign Head Office)
  • Business Advisory
  • Monitoring tax developments and their impact
  • Tax Governance

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DAHEI donates health supplies to Roseau Health Centre

There is an urgent need on the island for medical intervention, in particular, medical equipment and supplies.  We invite our fellow Dominicans all around the world to join us in acquiring life saving medical devices that will enable healthcare providers to accurately diagnose ailments and deliver quality treatment to improve overall health of their patients.

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Oncology Project  – Mammogram Unit 

The purpose of this project is to bring breast cancer screening into the villages of Dominica to the people – meeting them where they are. In a study which was reported in the June 2, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology, Dominica was ranked 3rd in cancer deaths in the world, behind Mongolia and Zimbabwe. World-wide, among women, breast cancer is the commonest cancer and most common cause of death. While the rate is decreasing in ‘developed nations’, the rate is increasing in developing countries. Among the Caribbean islands, Dominica has emerged as having the highest rate of breast cancer.

Given these statistics, we are looking at an innovative way to enhance breast cancer screening by bringing care to underserved communities with limited access to the main hospitals. Currently, there is limited capacity for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer on the island. The mobile unit will be a coach, fitted with a mammogram machine and breast ultrasound, able to be driven to health clinics in villages. Patients can come to the unit to get screening close to home. We are working with Assured Imaging (https://www.assuredwomenswellness.com/), a reputable company in the US, building mobile medical units which are being successfully used for breast cancer screening in rural America.

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Support Dominica

We invite our friends and supporters from all around the world to join us in our mission to bring quality health services to individuals and families in need and provide quality training and educational resources to ensure our children get the best education for future success

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