Our Beginning

The American Preventive Health Organization was established in 2021 after careful planning and brainstorming. Dr. Sandra El Hajj, who had gained valuable experience working in both developing and developed countries in the Gulf and Europe, returned to Florida with a strong determination to make a positive impact on people’s lives. With her extensive involvement in regional and international health reform initiatives, as well as collaborations with foreign health ministries and local organizations for humanitarian projects, Dr. El Hajj took on the task of launching a new Health Organization in Florida. Her vision focused on empowering individuals and equipping them with the tools to overcome obstacles that hinder their overall well-being. Through education, training, and access to appropriate resources, she aimed to improve their quality of life by encouraging positive lifestyle changes.

The organization is built upon seven fundamental pillars and objectives, supported by a team of trailblazers in the fields of integrative medicine, mental health, sustainability, environmental and occupational medicine, public health, and other related disciplines.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower communities through holistic health training, sustainable environmental awareness and practices, resilience boosting and reform activities, while providing financial empowerment opportunities for students. By integrating students into our team, we aim to offer them valuable experience and skills while advancing our vision of a healthier and more sustainable future. Through collaborative efforts, publications and advocacy, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of wellness, environmental consciousness, and social responsibility, thus contributing to the overall prosperity and resilience of the communities we serve.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a future where every individual thrives in optimal health and well-being. We envision a society where people are empowered to lead fulfilling lives, equipped with the knowledge and resilience to overcome any challenges that may jeopardize their well-being. Implementing evidence-based health campaigns, reforms and policies, conducting groundbreaking research, and fostering inclusive communities, we strive to build a world where the true understanding of health is embraced. By integrating students into our initiatives, we aim is to cultivate a new generation of leaders dedicated to creating a healthier, sustainable world. Through collaborative efforts and advocacy, we aspire to foster resilient communities, where holistic integrative well-being and environmental consciousness are fundamental to prosperity and quality of life.

Our Objectives

The American Preventive Health Organization believes in the necessity of fostering a multimodality approach for every project. Our projects will aim at:

1. Promote Health Educating and Raising Awareness: Promote health literacy and increase public awareness about the interconnectedness of factors influencing well-being. Our goal is to develop and implement educational programs to train people in holistic health choices and how to incorporate them into their lifestyles. Through educational campaigns, workshops, trainings and community outreach centers, we strive to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health, gain resilience and inspire positive behavior change.

2. Implement Sustainable Environmental Practices: Integrate sustainable technologies and practices into community-based projects, promoting eco-friendly solutions and environmental stewardship.

3. Financial Empowerment for Students: Provide students with opportunities for financial empowerment, internships, and skill-building experiences to support their educational pursuits and professional development.

4. Promoting Resilience and Prevention: Develop strategies and interventions that enhance individuals’ resilience, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to prevent and effectively cope with health challenges. This includes promoting preventive healthcare practices, mental health support, and community-based resilience-building programs.

5. Enhancing Data-Driven Decision Making through research and development: Conduct rigorous research to generate high-quality data and evidence that informs health reforms and policies. By advocating for data-driven decision making, we aim to shape effective health interventions, optimize resource allocation, and continuously improve population health outcomes.

6. Collaborating for Impact: Forge partnerships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, healthcare providers, community organizations, academia, and individuals, to collectively address the complex factors affecting well-being. Collaborative efforts enable us to leverage diverse expertise, share resources, and amplify our impact in improving population well-being.

7. Advocating for Policy Change and Health Reforms: Drive policy reforms that align with our mission and vision, advocating for comprehensive healthcare policies, social support systems, and legislation that prioritize population health and well-being. We aim to influence policy at local, regional, and national levels, empowering communities and individuals to lead healthier lives.

8. Fostering Health Equity: Implement initiatives and programs that address health disparities and promote equitable access to healthcare, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, gender, age, or origin, has equal opportunities for optimal health and well-being.

9. Measuring and Monitoring Progress: Establish robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track the impact of our initiatives and interventions. By regularly assessing our progress, we can identify areas of success and areas for improvement, allowing us to refine our strategies and ensure continuous progress towards our mission.