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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.

5th Annual Global Health Conference: The Changing Landscape of Global Health

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 4th, 2014, 12:00pm - 5:00pm to attend the 5th Annual Global Health Conference at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Kresge Auditorium. This year's theme is: The Changing Landscape of Global Health...

"The Art of Healing" IFMSA 10th Annual Silent Art Auction

This Wednesday, April 2nd the UK College of Medicine’s International Federation of Medical Students' Association, also known as IFMSA, will host their annual art auction. The 10th annual auction, "The Art of Healing," has raised thousands of dollars...

Shoulder to Shoulder Sends Health Brigade to Ecuador

Shoulder to Shoulder Global recently led 49 University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff and community members in a multidisciplinary health brigade experience to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. STSG is a UK-based organization that strives to improve...

2013 Goodgiving Challenge is Huge Success for Shoulder to Shoulder Global

  Thanks to wonderful donors, the 2013 GoodGiving Challenge for Shoulder to Shoulder Global was a huge success. More than $22,000 was received from 123 donors during the fundraising campaign, placing Shoulder to Shoulder Global 13th out of 108...

STSG Video

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

A Universal Language

Dust flies up from the winding road, and puffy brown clouds hang over a tiny row of shacks scattered as far as the eye can see. A street dog races a truck past the porch where a leathery indigenous woman sits with a basket of strawberries she is...

Tele-Medicine Allows Kentucky Providers to Treat Patients in Ecuador

UK physical therapy provider, Dr. Lynn English, used Tele-Medicine through the UK TeleHealth Network to provide a wheel-chair fitting consultation for a 2 year-old Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro patient. This international, bi-lingual and cross-...

Eight Months in Santo Domingo

Dr. Nickl is a UK gastroenterologist currently spending an eight month sabbatical in Santo Domingo, Ecuador at Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro and working with the local public hospital.   I have now completed the first half of my time in Santo...

STSG Accepting Applications for 2014 Brigades to Ecuador

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is still accepting applications from physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and Spanish/English interpreters for the 2014 brigades to Ecuador. Interpreters do not need to be fluent, but...

Letter from Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to Shoulder to Shoulder Global Office Reflects on Brigades

While the overall impact on community that STSG has had in Santo Domingo, Ecuador is still being explored, an indicator comes in the form of a letter from one of Shoulder to Shoulder Global's key partners in Santo Domingo, the Peace Corps volunteer...