Parent Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Our mission is to work with licensed medical and dental professionals and community health workers to provide comprehensive health services in rural communities with limited access to healthcare. Our current focus is in Honduras.
Medical Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Between brigades an 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.
Dental Brigades volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed dentists in urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare through a one week Dental Brigade in Honduras. In conjunction with our program, Medical Brigades, over 80 groups of passionate volunteers systematically travel to Central America to establish mobile dental clinics in over 80 of our community partners. Each of our community partners receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated with fillings, cleanings and extractions, and are given dental hygiene workshops.
Membership Requirements (for example: GPA requirements, membership fees)
Membership is open to any enrolled UW-Madison student who is a part-time or full-time student and who wants to participate on the brigade or help with preparations.
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