Meet Brian from HALO, Uganda!

brianBrian, one of the HALO scholarship recipients (scholarship provided by Community Asset Builders), is looking forward to starting the next step in pursuing his medical degree! School will begin in August and he can’t wait to get started.

“Of course I am excited! I keep getting closer and closer to my dream to be a medical doctor”

Brian graduated from Makerere home in December and will be spending the summer working at the HALO Learning Center in Uganda.

“My brothers are looking forward to seeing me again. I want to volunteer my time so that I can be close to them and help them study to have a chance to find their dreams like I do. I am so lucky to have this chance and I want them to be lucky too.”

As a member of a HALO home since 2003, Brian expressed that he is passionate about staying close to the homes and the kids he grew up with. His job will be to oversee the operations of the learning center while also running fun and educational programs for the kids to participate in on a weekly basis.

HALO is so excited that Brian will be serving as a role model for youth to look up to. He is truly succeeding in becoming a contributing member of his community by pursuing a career as a doctor while mentoring other youth to pursue their goals.

CAB is proud to be a sponsor of Brian’s education. Congratulations, Brian!

For a video and more information about HALO, click here.

We’ve Been Invited to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine!

1963h.8-obverse-400wHealthTran founders and Community Asset Builders’ principals, Doris Boeckman and Suzanne Alewine, have been invited to participate on a panel at The National Academies of Sciences, “Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health Care and Transportation” workshop, to be held in Washington, DC June 6-7, 2016. The workshop objectives are to showcase models of transportation services that facilitate individuals’ access to health care providers, discuss data sources, information technology obstacles and solutions from (and across) the health care transportation perspectives, and to explore opportunities to ascertain the value of transportation services to improving health outcomes (e.g., through performance metrics to transportation providers, health system and payers. HealthTran and Missouri’s Rides to Wellness efforts will be showcased as part of Panel II: Examples of cross-sector collaboration to provide transportation services to vulnerable individuals in rural/small urban/suburban settings.

The link for the project and workshop registration is provided at

Doris Boeckman is the former Executive Director for the Missouri Public Transit Association (2006-2015) and Suzanne Alewine presently serves as Executive Director of the Missouri Rural Health Association. HealthTran was a joint collaboration between the associations in 2013 and funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health as a three-year pilot demonstration. For more information about HealthTran, view the videos at: