Teresa ZORRILLA PALOMAR
Fellow Since 1990
Salud, Arte y Educación, A.C.
This profile was prepared when Teresa Zorrilla Palomar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
The New Idea
Zorrilla's program, called Health in the Hands of the People, in Spanish ' Salud en Manos del Pueblo,' reaches out to indigenous groups from all over Mexico, principally the states of Hidalgo, Chihuahua, Michoacan, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Puebla, where Nahuatl, Tarahumara, Purepecha, Mixe, Totonac, Zapotec and Otomie Indians live. Her basic concern is to bring isolated groups together for training and evaluation by means of community, regional and national workshops dealing with different aspects of health care.