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About STSG

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is an organization created within the University of Kentucky which incorporates other academic and community partners and seeks to improve the health and well-being of impoverished and underserved communities globally.

The initial focus of STSG has been in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, where we have a year-round health clinic. While providing primary care for this community, STSG also is working with the community to improve education, public health, access to safe water, and to improve economic opportunities. STSG seeks to provide and promote educational, service and research opportunities for all partners involved.

STSG Video

A grant from the College of Health Sciences to Physical Therapy faculty Dr. Lynn English funded the production of this video.  

2015 International Global Health Conference in Louisville - and call for abstracts

Global Health Hits Home: Multi-disciplinary approaches to public health challenges, Ebola, and beyond. RSVP and ticket sales will open March 1. Visit the Global Health Conference website for more details. The Global Health Conference planning...

Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health Prepares Students to Serve in Ecuador

 UK students are learning to work effectively as in interprofessional teams to provide health services to individuals and communities in an international setting.   The Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health course is part of Shoulder to...

UK Pediatric Surgeon Intervenes to Help Boy from His Home Country

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2015) — A mother's embrace couldn't settle a fidgety Snayder Menendez Quinones for more than a few seconds in the Pavilion A lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital. But Maria Quinones was relieved to see her 3-year-old son return...

Helping Babies Breathe in Honor of Taylor Davis
Helping Babies Breathe - Remembering Taylor Davis

Helping Babies Breathe Training In Honor of Taylor Davis by UK College of Nursing faculty Hartley Feld Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the premise that...

Interprofessional Shoulder to Shoulder Global Team Helps Child Take First Steps

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2014) - Finding out your child is seriously ill would be heartrending for any parent. But what if your child became gravely ill at just 15 days old, and medical professionals gave you little hope that he would survive? What...

Medical brigade from Lexington travels to India to care for 'special children'

Wearing a bright orange shirt that reflects his exuberance, a 6-year-old throws around all the toys he can reach in a cramped, dingy room without air conditioning. He won't respond to his name, Harshit, but he likes all the noises he can make with...

STSG India 2014

Shoulder to Shoulder Global exists to serve the poor. Our goal is to improve health outcomes in poor communities through an integrated medical approach,education, environment and economic development. Above is a short video of our recent...

Dates Set for 2015 Brigades to Ecuador

Save the dates...The 2015 brigades to Santo Domingo, Ecuador have been set for March 14th - 22nd, May 15th - 24th and August 7th - 16th. Applications are available on our website or at Education Abroad's website. We would love to have you join...

Kentucky Dentist Provides an X-ray of Hope

Dr. Winnie Boling, DMD, is an alumni of the May 2008, August 2011 and March 2014 brigades. Dr. Winnie operates a cosmetic and family dentistry practice in LaGrange, Kentucky. Her business has been built on the dream of serving the community. Winnie’...