UDLA Opens Community Intervention Observatory
Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) recently celebrated the inauguration of an online portal – the Community Intervention Observatory. The goal of the initiative is to register and share information on UDLA’s work to promote health and living conditions in the communities being supported by the Community Intervention Program.
The initiative will connect the university with the members and leaders of the 37 communities in Huechuraba, La Florida, Lo Prado, Maipú, Quilpué and Talcahuano that the university is working to support. Through the website, visitors can gain access to the surveys that were carried out in 2013 and 2015 by UDLA, which gathered information and feedback from 3,800 households and 12,000 people.
According to Rector Pilar Armanet, the Community Intervention Observatory is honored to be able to create this center, which reflects the university’s direct commitment to the community and Chile’s continued development. Mayor Gonzalo Navarrete recognized that creating the observatory is a very innovative approach and will have a long term positive impact on the communities to better leverage information and best practices.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of local and national leaders, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Education.