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COVID-19: Iniciativas del tercer sector ante el gobierno

Webinars & Livestreams COVID-19: Iniciativas del tercer sector ante el gobierno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2LAehxI768&feature=emb_title La Mesa Social es un grupo de organizaciones y personas comprometidas con la salud integral y los derechos humanos de Puerto Rico. Trabajan desde una mesa amplia y diversa que considera los determinantes sociales de la salud y que tiene como norte garantizar la …

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COVID-19 impact in Puerto Rico and NGO actions

Webinars & Livestreams COVID-19 impact in Puerto Rico and NGO actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6wINXLVNs8&feature=emb_title As of March 31, 2020 and with limited COVID-19 testing capabilities, Puerto Rico has reported 239 confirmed cases and 8 deaths related to the coronavirus. The real picture is worrisome in a country with a very high index of poverty, inequality and a …

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COVID-19: An expert’s view on what must happen on the ground

Webinars & Livestreams COVID-19: An expert’s view on what must happen on the ground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z34qIOXZQc&feature=emb_title Puerto Rico went on lockdown on March 15th as a response to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Dr. Grabowsky will use his extensive experience in organizations such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and National …

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The safety gap created by an unaffordable design and construction industry

Webinars & Livestreams The safety gap created by an unaffordable design and construction industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiLDMe-OVPs&feature=emb_title The structural impact suffered by homes after recent hurricanes and earthquakes has brought forth the need to involve design and construction industry professionals in home building so that people’s safety is guaranteed. The fact is that hiring these professionals is …

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Vacancy and Abandonment: A snapshot of a post-earthquake Puerto Rico

Webinars & Livestreams Vacancy and Abandonment: A snapshot of a post-earthquake Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s urban and rural landscapes are plagued by a large catalog of abandoned, vacant, and substandard housing. The most recent U.S. Census numbers place Puerto Rico’s vacancy rate at 22% (or 344,694 homes) with even higher rates at many southern coast …

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A look at the mental health of Puerto Ricans after the quakes

Webinars & Livestreams A look at the mental health of Puerto Ricans after the quakes There are natural and environmental changes such as an increase in the frequency of hurricanes, earthquakes or other natural disasters that are amongst the many issues affecting our global reality. Natural disasters have become commonplace for Puerto Rico and its …

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Towards a Just Recovery: Building Power and Protecting Human Rights Through Data and Social Impact Advocacy

Webinars & Livestreams Towards a Just Recovery: Building Power and Protecting Human Rights Over the last three years, Puerto Rico has been impacted by three major disasters. Two hurricanes and an increase in seismic activity have caused ample losses, which have combined with the consequences of more than a decade of austerity policies to further …

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Understanding the socio-economic profile of Southwest Puerto Rico

Webinars & Livestreams Understanding the socio-economic profile of Southwest Puerto Rico This is a primer for our Action Dialogue webinars on how earthquakes in the South of Puerto Rico are affecting economic development, housing, federal aid, education, agriculture, and the upcoming census. In this first session, José Caraballo Cueto (Ph.D. in Economics) will discuss the …

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