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Dr. David McKenna reports on October brigade activities and their experiences in Guachipilincito.
CREE Team Member, Edelberto, participates in a Kolibri “Ask Me Anything” Forum
Local Reporter creates a mini-documentary on our collaboration with Chispa Project to train our Kolibri teachers [Spanish]
Chispa Project shares our training collaboration.
Scholarship Program Collaborates with the Christine Merveil Never Back Down Foundation to Support a Brother and Sister on starting a business.
North Carolina Pharmacist publication features Pharmacy students Nancy Tran and Kristian Catahan, along with Dr. Carrie Griffiths on their experiences in Guachipilincito.
Scholarship Program Collaborates with the Christine Merveil Never Back Down Foundation to Support a Brother and Sister on starting a business.
HCH TV of FIRST Global team at Geneva Competition [Spanish]
Team Santa Lucia receives VEX Robotics Training in our STEAM Center
Summary video of LEGO Regional Robotics Competition
HCH TV News Coverage of the LEGO Robotics Competition [Spanish]
Intibuca Department of Education shared LEGO Competition highlight video.
Team Honduras shares trip to HCH TV News Studios
HCH TV News Coverage of FIRST Global Team pre-competition [Spanish]
Team Honduras for FIRST Global competition
FIRST Global Team Receives their kit to start building robot for the competition
FIRST Global shares the story of our Regional STEM Center from our team members’ perspective
National newspaper coverage of U.S. Embassy role in content development for the IADB tablet grant.
Local news coverage of IADB grant tablet deployment with Dick Buten interview.
Local news highlights our agreement with World Vision to provide tablets for their scholarship students.
World Vision shares highlights of the event and deployment.
The IADB and Japan promote technological platform in rural areas of Honduras
Dick Buten visits Camasca to Inaugurate the Regional STEM Center.
U.S. Honduras Embassy remarks on the inauguration of the recently built Regional STEM Center.
CREE team member, Minsis, presents how StS is using Kolibri during covid distance-learning
Learning Equality celebrates National Teacher’s Day and highlights our frontera teachers from their visit.
- Dr. Benjamin H. Josephson was a dedicated humanitarian. The BHJ Fund created in his name provides medical professionals with financial assistance to volunteer medical services to underserved populations throughout the world.
- Brittany Canfield, RN – Scholar Reflection
- Newspaper Proceso Digital Interviews our FIRST Global Team [Spanish]
- Laura el Robot hizo brillar a Honduras en Dubai
Honduran TV station highlights positive elements of StS’s Bilingual School [Spanish]
National newspaper, La Prensa, writes about StS’s Robotics team in International Robotics Competition [Spanish]
HCH: National news congratulates our FIRST Global team’s return and international placement! [Spanish]
HCH: National news highlights FIRST Global team to help raise funds for travelling. [Spanish]
Local News station highlights our FIRST Global team preparing for the competition in Dubai. [Spanish]
- StS President Richard Buten Reflects on his visit to Honduras and our collaboration with Learning Equality
- Read the blog here
Learning Equality celebrates National Teacher’s Day and highlights out frontera professor, Disney Mendoza.
- Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International Fall 2019 Issue
- Features Dr. Carrie Griffiths and her Reflection on Working in Guachipilincito
- Duke University- HEAL Project
- Student, Brian Linder, Reflects on his Experience with Shoulder to Shoulder
[Spanish] Secretaria de Educacion –Ministro Solís comparte con estudiantes ganadores del segundo lugar en las olimpiadas de robótica en México Leer mas aqui
[Spanish] El Heraldo : Hondureños ganan el segundo lugar en el Mundial de Robótica en México Leer mas aqui
- Dr. Daniel Mendez – Scholar Reflection
- Dr. Kody Nilsson – Scholar Reflection
Volunteer Grace Twohig write for Learning Equality Website Blog, Shoulder to Shoulder Connects Rural Honduran Communities to KA Lite
A Model for Mission Dentistry in a Developing Country, Jan Hexamer Tepe and Lawrence J. Tepe, frontiers in Public Health, 02 August, 2017.
- Brigade Member Stacey reflects on assisting with the Surgical Brigade Read About it Here
Shoulder to Shoulder announces that fourteen high-school students from Camasca and Concepcion will form the FIRST Global robotics team. Seven of the fourteen will be chosen to compete in the FIRST Global International Olympic Games in Robotics. This is a great event for increasing attention and promotion on Shoulder to Shoulder’s mission in education on the Frontera. Read the article. (en español)
UNAH’s Collaboration with San Marcos de la Sierra- projects (Spanish) PDF
UWs Linda Johnson Honored for Work in Honduras, University of Wyoming website, UW News
- Dr. Claire Thomson – Scholar Reflection
- Long Island University Pharmacy students joined the May Colomoncagua Brigade and wrote a reflection on their experience. Click Here to Read it
- Dr. Nicole Comer – Scholar Reflection
Dr. Gregory Cygan, DDS reflects about his trip to Concepcion in University of Rochester Medical Center News
Historic agreement signed between the Universidad Nacional Autónomo de Honduras (UNAH) (National Autonomous University of Honduras) and the Municipalities of San Marcos de la Sierra y Yamaranguila.
- Dr. Mahvash Mujahid – Scholar Reflection
- Dr. April Rosalez – Scholar Reflection
Assessing Youth Well-Being in Rural Honduras: A Qualitative Study By M. Y. Kubik, B. R. Jennings, N. M. Olivier, July 2, 2014, Publish by Public Health I28 (2014) 671-673
La Tribuna (Honduras) features a retrospective on Shoulder to Shoulder’s health and education impact in Intibucá. Read the article. (en español)
- Dr. Daniel Murphy – Scholar Reflection
President Wayne Waite receives Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award from University of Dayton Law School for his work with Shoulder to Shoulder.
Micronutrient Supplement Decreases Diarrhea and Respiratory Morbidity in Rural Honduran Children (Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition Abstract)
University of Minnesota Masters of Nursing student Anna Terry describes her research of hypertension prevalence in Concepción in Minnesota Nursing Magazine.
Childhood immunization rates in rural Intibucá, Honduras: an analysis of a local database tool and community health center records for assessing and improving vaccine coverage Published by BMC Public Health
Executive Director Dr. Emily Harrison Receives Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Special thanks to Chiquita
Shoulder to Shoulder recently met with representatives from Chiquita Brands, LLC in Cincinnati to convey our deep appreciation for their years of assistance and of goods and services donations. We’re proud to share their video about our work together in Honduras! See video here
University of Wyoming’s Report on Brigade Safety
“The Wyoming Brigade just returned successfully from Honduras. The most traumatic experience was the Miami Airport (plan on 3 hours to get through customs upon return!).
For future brigades: we felt no security risk and felt very comfortable with S2S staff with special thanks to Marvin and Maggie who were outstanding. Honduras is a wonderful vibrant country with very friendly people. We see no reason for Brigades to be any more concerned about security than in the past.”
Ron Iverson, MD, FACEP
Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine
Wyoming Medical Center
Dr. Emily Harrison publishes in Brown Medicine Magazine
President Wayne Waite featured in Dayton Magazine for his work with Shoulder to Shoulder
ADA and Shoulder to Shoulder Dentists collaborate to form Developing World Dental Policy
Dr. Larry and Dr. Jan Tepe work closely with the American Dental Association to develop policy for dental care by dentists from the US. Read the article
U of West Virginia Brigade Fall 2010
The University of West Virginia, an affiliate of Shoulder to Shoulder, services a very poor and remote area in northern Honduras called Ocote Paulino. Read their brigade report!
Dr. Therese Zink M.D. M.P.H writes about her recent trip to Honduras Published Minnesota Medicine
Honduran Cardinal Rodriguez Visits Cincinnati
Cardinal Rodriguez visits Cincinnati in support of the partnership of Good Shepard Parish and Shoulder to Shoulder in our project to further education in Intibucá. Read the article!
Letter of Support from Cardinal Rodriguez
The Cardinal visited Cincinnati in support of the partnership between Good Shephard Parish and StS in furthering education in Intibucá. He writes: “It is a pleasure for me to participate with your proposal to construct a bilingual school in Concepción, Intibucá. Intibucá is one of the neediest areas in Honduras. Shoulder to Shoulder has made great strides bettering the health care in several of the most isolated communities such as Santa Lucia, Magdalena and Concepción.” → Read the full letter
Shoulder to Shoulder’s Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Health Care for the Frontier
This proposal has the potential to demonstrate improvement in access to vital services for the people who live in the municipalities of San Marcos Sierra, Concepción, Magdalena, San Antonio and Santa Lucia within 60 months, beginning March, 2010. → View proposal
Imaging Technology News Highlights Shoulder to Shoulder’s Radiology and Telemedicine Technology
Radiology IT Explores New Frontiers (2/4/2010)
University of Wyoming Hoofprints Newsletter
A group of 19 students and faculty from the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON) and physicians from UW and the family medicine residency programs traveled to Honduras in November 2009 for the School’s fourth brigade with S2S. → Read the newsletter
Matthew Malek describes his work as a researcher and community health volunteer with Shoulder to Shoulder to the University of Rochester Medicine Magazine.
UNC physician describes her S2S visit in American Academy of Family Physicians Magazine
Martha Carlough, UNC physician describes her recent trip to Santa Lucia with Shoulder to Shoulder in AAFP’s winter 2010 newsletter.
“Rapid Assessment of Access to Primary Care in Remote Parts of the Developing World,” published in Field Methods by Temple University
“Anna man follows his heart” (Alex Freisthler RN commits to a year of volunteer work with S2S), published in Sidney Daily News
Jessica Weeks MD and Heang Lim MD volunteer for the poor in Honduras after medical school:
Poster presented by Paige Stocks on Pharmacy issues in Honduras (PDF)
Front-page article in “La Tribuna,” the national newspaper of Honduras (1/19/2008) (PDF)
Shoulder to Shoulder Model By Jeffrey E. Heck, MD; Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH; Phil Diller, MD, PhD, published in Family Medicine
Dr. Jeff Heck receives prestigious award from the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
In May of 2008 Dr. Jeff Heck, Executive Director of Shoulder to Shoulder, received the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 2008 Gabriel Smilkstein Memorial Award at the STFM Annual Spring Conference in Baltimore. The award is given annually to honor a member of the STFM community whose work exemplifies that of the late Gabriel Smilkstein, MD, in furthering the development of family medicine education throughout the world. The following is Jeff’s acceptance speech.
If it was easy, someone else would have done it a long time ago. This is the unofficial motto of the three dozen or so family physicians who make up the corps of the physicians who have dedicated their time, effort and resources to make Shoulder to Shoulder a successful organization that has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and improving health, nutrition and education in some of the poorest areas in the world. The challenges are great, but as family physicians, they know how to work shoulder to shoulder with nurses, dentists, engineers, anthropologists, teachers, lawyers, firefighters, builders to improve the health of the community. Adept at working in teams and aware of the value of relationships, they have partnered with the leadership of towns and villages where few resources are available and built a socially responsive, sustainable program. To family physicians it should be no surprise that after nearly two decades of this team effort Shoulder to Shoulder has accomplished much. There are now 13 academic health centers that partner with communities providing a vast array of services and because they return year after year, genuine change has occurred in the health status of the communities involved.
Most of the family physicians working with Shoulder to Shoulder are also teachers and have done their work together with medical students, residents and junior faculty. Over the years, nearly 1000 learners have volunteered their time to work with their mentors. By helping, learning and reflecting during short term volunteer efforts, these learners have experienced the generosity and stamina of poor communities discovering or re-discovering the joy of the healing arts and the personal enrichment that comes from applying your profession to helping those in need. I have observed this many times and believe it is the second mission of Shoulder to Shoulder. It is our antidote to the disaffection with the business of medicine and the balm for our easily acquired cynicism.
So on behalf of the family physicians, specialty doctors, dentists, nurses, firefighters, lawyers, CEOs, teachers, community leaders and builders that make up Shoulder to Shoulder, thank you for the honor of awarding us with the Gabe Smilkstein award in 2008. It is my hope that we will continue to deserve the honor bestowed on us by the STFM.
Jeffery E. Heck, M.D.
Executive Director, Shoulder to Shoulder
Exploring behavioural factors affecting nutritional supplement use among children in Honduras, Public Health Nutrition, Oct. 2021
Evaluation Report – Assessing the use of Technology and Khan Academy to improve educational outcomes in Sacatepequez, Guatemala, prepared for FUNSEPA by Manaus Consulting, 27 May 2016.
How The Most Dangerous Place On Earth Got Safer. Sonia Nazario, New York Times, Opinion, August 11, 2016.
How to end a neocolonialist approach to global health training By Michelle Morse, November 10, 2014, Published by Devex