Throughout Central America, the lack of support services for people with psychiatric disabilities and for their caregivers contributes to a lower quality of life. Asociación de Capacitación e Investigación para la Salud Mental (ACISAM) works with a network of grassroots associations to improve support services and economic initiatives for Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Panamanians and Costa Ricans with psychiatric disabilities and their families. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in El Salvador. ACISAM’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Central American network of people with mental disabilities to improve mental health and reduce stigma||El Salvador||2014 – 2018||$295,225||$277,895||800 individuals||7,000 individuals||leadership and education
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