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Project Description

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.

Asociación de Capacitación e Investigación para la Salud Mental
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

Talk about community-led development!