• Concern America's Innovative Primary Health Care Model was selected as a semi-finalist for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge a second year in a row ! Read the Press Release and visit the Buckminster Fuller Challenge site to read about Concern America's submission. Finalists will be announced in May.
Concern America is an international development and refugee aid organization that provides long-term, community-based development and support to economically impoverished communities throughout the world. What distinguishes the work of Concern America is its belief that the transformation of impoverished communities comes from engaging local members in the solutions to their problems. Concern America does this by training community members in health, education, construction, and income-generation, so that the villagers themselves become the health care providers, educators, well-diggers, cooperative members, etc.
Since its establishment in 1972, Concern America has worked in fifteen countries on three continents, making a measurable difference in the lives of more than two million people in thousands of communities. In this country, Concern America infuses a global perspective into social justice education, health, and fair-trade programs. Concern America is based in Santa Ana, California.
• Concern America's 17th Annual Walk Out of Poverty was a great success! 730 participants raised more than $61,000 in support of Concern America's work. Click above for Walk photos.
• The next Education Night is on May 22, 7:00-9:00pm, and will feature a 1985 episode of the UK TV show "This Is Your Life" which featured Fr. Michael Doheny, a key figure in the early life of Concern America, and his brother Kevin Doheny, both of whom were active in Asia and Africa. Don't miss this night of Concern America history!
• Get monthly updates on the work of Concern America through our new "Beats from a Global Heart" e-newsletter!