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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.

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 tentatively 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...

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’...

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...

2014 Blue Grass Goodgiving Challenge - We're in it for Good!

Beginning Monday, November 3rd, help Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) receive a $7,500 endowment from Blue Grass Community Foundation’s GoodGiving Challenge. Donate $25 or more at www.goodgivingguide.net/shouldertoshoulder (link goes live morning...

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...