Clinica Verde is building a new model of care for families in need. We were founded in April of 2007 with the urgent belief that we could – and should – rethink our approach to healthcare for the poor to include a more complete understanding of an individual’s wellness. Clínica Verde approaches health holistically, creating a clinic prototype that starts with environmentally sustainable design and clinical excellence and extends to the nutritional, educational, spiritual and economic health of an individual, her family, and community.
When mothers and children come to Clínica Verde they will receive superior care by Nicaraguan doctors with oversight by American doctors in a setting that includes a working garden, demonstration kitchen, community meeting room, playground, prayer alcove, and café. The benefits to the constituent community include improved quality of health and lifestyle through excellent clinical care and nutrition education, family planning, community support, and opportunities for self-agency.