Program Outcomes

There are 24 hogars (elder homes) located throughout Nicaragua.  Pacific University has collaborated with 12 of these hogars, indicated by a yellow star on the map. (Click here if map is unclear)



Description: mapofnicaragua.jpgMap of Nicaragua adapted from:



Outcomes and Accomplishments


College of Health Professional (CHP) Participants


Students: 89

Faculty  & Staff: 14


Optometry (OPT) Participants


Students: 9

Faculty and Staff: 3


Number of hogars (elder homes)

with which we have collaborated





Direct Service  

Over 2000 hours of service to 645 older adults residing in elder homes and in the community


Professional Education &

Caregiver Training

Hours: 240

Participants: 250


Community Meetings

18 meetings with: Government officials, church officials, health care professionals, academic personnel, & community leaders


Donated Supplies: includes self-care

products, rehabilitation equipment, medical & dental supplies, pharmaceuticals, and eyeglasses

Over 7,500 lbs





The Nicaragua initiative utilizes a community-based approach, endorsed by the World Health Organization, to facilitate sustainable care for elders by building social capacity for Nicaraguans to independently implement services and education. Efforts to achieve this goal focus on education and involvement of Nicaraguan government officials, health providers, health professional educators, community leaders and direct caregivers.

Listed below, is a sample of the positive outcomes achieved through implementation of a community-based approach: