SHOULDER TO SHOULDER GLOBAL
102 Bradley Hall
Lexington KY 40506-0058
Contact Information
Nonprofit SHOULDER TO SHOULDER GLOBAL
Address 102 Bradley Hall
Lexington, KY 40506 0058
Phone (859) 218-2084
Fax 859 323-1026
Contact Name Craig Borie
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1947
Former Names
Shoulder to Shoulder Ecuador
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Need laptops for electronic medical records
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement Shoulder to Shoulder Global is a university and community based international organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in resource-limited communities through an integrated approach to health, education, environment and economic development by engaging community partners and university students, staff and faculty in education, research and service.
Background Statement The University of Kentucky Shoulder to Shoulder Ecuador (STSE) program began in 2002, when Dr. Tom Young, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, led the first medical brigade to Ecuador with a small group of six committed participants who wanted to make a difference. Just four years later, the group had expanded to over 30 participants, and Dr. Claudia Hopenhayn, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, and originally from Argentina, joined Dr. Young as brigade co-leader in 2006. Since then, the nature of the brigades has evolved into larger multidisciplinary groups. Interest and opportunities continue to increase for students, faculty, staff, clinicians, and volunteers. In the summer of 2008 Professors Young and Hopenhayn led two brigades of approximately 45 participants each, one in May and one in August. In 2009, the May and August Brigades will be repeated, and a smaller UK-Sponsored program with physical therapy students and faculty will take place in March. Four years ago a planning team composed of UK faculty, staff and students and community partners began planning for a comprehensive community development project in Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador. The first phase was the development of a primary care health center in the community of Carlos Ruiz Burneo (CRB), a very poor community on the outskirts of Santo Domingo. In April of 2007 the health center was opened, called Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro (CMHH) (Shoulder to Shoulder Health Center). CMHH provides medical care, prevention services, mental health, oral health, and school-based services in the community. CMHH currently engages a volunteer U.S. pediatrician and employs local staff, including a general medical practitioner, a nurse, a psychologist, a dentist, a social worker and support personnel who work as a team to improve the health of patients who seek medical or dental care or preventive services at the CMHH.
 
At present, the STSE program is providing clinical and preventive services in three locations in Ecuador, which also serve as sites for the UK-led brigades. In addition to the services at CMHH, partnerships have been established with the Tsáchila people, a traditional indigenous group from the Santo Domingo area who live in small, isolated rural communities outside the city limits, and the brigades are now also working in a rural Andean region approximately two hours northwest of Quito, in Pedro Moncayo county.
Impact Statement

1.      Over 140 volunteers participate in our three annual Medical brigades to Ecuador, seeing over a thousand patients. Our volunteers are made up of health care professionals, university of faculty and students, and local community volunteers. In April of 2007 the health center was opened, called Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro (CMHH) (Shoulder to Shoulder Health Center). CMHH provides medical care, prevention services, mental health, oral health, and school-based services in the community. CMHH currently engages a volunteer U.S. pediatrician and employs local staff, including a general medical practitioner, a nurse, a psychologist, a dentist, a social worker and support personnel who work as a team to improve the health of patients who seek medical or dental care or preventive services at the CMHH.

At present, the STS Global program is providing clinical and preventive services in three locations in Ecuador, which also serve as sites for the UK-led brigades. In addition to the services at CMHH, partnerships have been established with the Tsáchila people, a traditional indigenous group from the Santo Domingo area who live in small, isolated rural communities outside the city limits, and the brigades are now also working in a rural Andean region approximately two hours northwest of Quito, in Pedro Moncayo county.

 

 

Needs Statement
1. Sponsor the nurse at the Centro Medico = Approx. $8,000/yr.
2. Laptops for electronic medical records
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community & Neighbourhood Development
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
International
Kentucky
Santo Domingo and surrounding area, Ecuador
Mayasandra, India
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
- Service learning for students
- Health care for impoverished communities
 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
- Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health embedded course for all participants to help them prepare for the brigade experience
 
- Centro Medico in Ecuador run by the community in Santo Domingo to provide health care
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
- Health brigades to Ecuador
- Community partners in Lexington, KY and Santo Domingo, Ecuador
- Strong volunteers and top notch staff in Ecuador
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?
- Brigade survey collects data about participant experience
- Feedback from Centro Medico staff and public health research data  being collected to show impact on community.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
- Still working on community impact data
- Still working on sustainability of Centro Medico
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Tom Young
Company Affiliation University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Edye Bryant Community - Kiwanis ClubVoting
Susan Carvalho Associate Provost for International ProramsVoting
Maria Castro Family MedicineVoting
Lina Crocker FacultyVoting
Lynn English University of Kentucky College of Health SciencesVoting
Hartley Feld University of KentuckyVoting
Claudia Hopenhayn University of Kentucky College of Public HealthVoting
Ron Hustedde FacultyVoting
Sam Matheny Family PracticeVoting
Denise McCarthy Staff accountantVoting
Katherine McCormick University of Kentucky College of EducationVoting
Nicolas Nickl FacultyVoting
Melody Ryan University of Kentucky College of PharmacyVoting
Sharon Stewart University of Kentucky College of Health SciencesVoting
Jan Swauger UK Development/Newman CenterVoting
Thomas Young University of Kentucky College of MedicineVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Dr. Lynn English
Company Affiliation University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Thomas Young
Term Start Jan 2002
Staff
Full Time Staff 6
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 6
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 7
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Description Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro had its grand opening in May 2007. The medical center has a full time physician, nurse, receptionist, and a part time dentist.  We partnered with FASCA, a local Catholic service agency, to open the health center.  The clinic operates year round, providing free medical care to the poor peoples of Santa Domingo, Ecuador.
Category
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2015
Projected Revenue $251,000.00
Projected Expenses $251,000.00
Endowment Value $19,500.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$135,779$99,152$1,677,894
Administration Expense$79,488$72,343$16,113
Fundraising Expense----$8,680
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.470.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses63%58%871%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%37%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$71,862$80,565$36,520
Current Assets----$36,520
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$63,461$58,315--
Total Net Assets$8,401$22,250$36,520
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.000.00--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Form 990s
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments

For University of Kentucky audited financials see http://www.uky.edu/Home/AnnualReport/
 
Foundation Staff Comments Shoulder to Shoulder Global is part of the University of Kentucky and as such does not file separate tax returns. A link has been provided to the University's tax returns and audits. Unaudited financial information was provided by Shoulder to Shoulder Global.