Medical Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ

CHAPTER STATS

$302,031

FUNDRAISED

8

BRIGADES

232

VOLUNTEERS

179

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

University of California Santa Cruz is a chapter of Global Medical Brigades, an international movement of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems. We work in remote, rural, and under resourced communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana who would otherwise have limited to no access to health care. Each community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are provided access to healthcare and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. nnIn conjunction with our Medical Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with economic development, sanitation and clean water projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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Chapter Contribution for 2019 Brigades
Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Donate on behalf of this Global Medical Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Medical 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2018- Oct 2019 Brigade Season.
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Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Medical Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Medical 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
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Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Medical Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Medical 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
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UC Santa Cruz Medical Brigades June 2015 Honduras
Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-10 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.
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UC Santa Cruz Medical/Dental June 2014 Honduras
Jun 17, 2014 - Jun 23, 2014

Volunteers on the Medical and Dental Brigades will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient will receive a physician consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment as well as have access to pap smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.
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UC Santa Cruz Medical/Dental June 2013 Honduras
Jun 18, 2013 - Jun 24, 2013

Volunteers on the Medical and Dental Brigades will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient will receive a physician consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment as well as have access to pap smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.
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June 2012 UC Santa Cruz Medical Brigade Honduras
Jun 18, 2012 - Jun 25, 2012

Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Honduras work alongside each other on a 7-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the central region of Honduras. The 10-day medical and dental brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise.  Once in Honduras, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures. At the end of the medical portion, volunteers then have a chance to build public health projects to address some of the environmental health issues.
$16,953
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volunteers needed

UCSC June 2012 Medical Brigade - Honduras
Jun 17, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012

Volunteers on Medical and Dental Brigades work closely together with licensed
medical and dental professionals to provide quality health initiatives to a
community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers spend
three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are
able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient receives a physician
consultation, public health talk, and prescribed medicines as well as have
access to PAP smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary.
Children, in addition, receive teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and vitamins
necessary for proper growth and development. Volunteers have the opportunity
to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and
assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and
fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar
with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to
prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the
opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real
life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.
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of $20,000
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37
volunteers needed

UCSC March 2012 Medical Brigade - Panama
Mar 24, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012

Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide health care where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture.  A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy.  Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.
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volunteers needed

June 2011 UCSC Medical Brigades
Jun 12, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011

Medical Brigade volunteers set up medical clinics in pre-identified communities to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months and between brigades the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conducts community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of healthcare.
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volunteers needed

March 2011 UCSC Medical and Dental Brigades
Mar 20, 2011 - Mar 26, 2011

Medical and Dental Brigade volunteers set up medical clinics in pre-identified communities to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months and between brigades the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conducts community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of healthcare.
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