Students at each Timmy chapter invest time, energy, and enthusiasm throughout the year to go from local to global, tackling health disparities firsthand on their campuses, in their local communities, and in our clinics around the world.
While many of Timmy’s students have the opportunity to travel and volunteer on the 1-2 week medical service trips they plan, they recognize that working with Timmy isn’t just about the trip. Students embrace our belief that expanding access to healthcare requires a holistic approach to health disparities. By serving, fundraising, and advocating on behalf of Timmy and our international partner organizations year-round, Timmy students are combatting global health disparities from every angle.
But it doesn’t stop there. Timmy students often continue this work well beyond graduation by seeking advanced degrees in medicine and public health, or working in development and service positions all around the world. In doing so, they continue to fight health disparities throughout their lives as compassionate healthcare providers, culturally sensitive humanitarians, and thoughtful community leaders. Throughout the year, student leaders invest in three key concepts: Fundraise, Advocate, Serve.
Timmy chapters collectively raise thousands of dollars every year in support of their international partner organizations. These funds are used to build the capacity of our partners on the ground and provide more advanced care and treatment for our patients. Timmy’s chapters have a collective goal to raise $130,000 in 2012-2013.
Timmy students host panel discussions, invite guest speakers and create additional opportunities for students to engage in dialogue about global health disparities. Chapter leaders increase awareness about Timmy, their international partner organizations, and the complex challenges affecting our partners.
Students serve in their local communities at free clinics, low income screening centers, camps for children with medical conditions, and beyond. Students serve globally in solidarity with our partner organizations to expand access to healthcare for underserved patients and families in our adopted communities.
From Local to Global: College Leadership Conference
Each fall, student leaders from each of Timmy’s chapters come together in Indianapolis for a weekend long conference on leadership and development where they discuss today’s most pressing health issues, both locally and globally. During the conference, students work with their fellow chapter leaders as well as Timmy students from other campuses to share ideas, brainstorm, talk about new fundraising and advocacy events, and think through how to best engage their campuses and communities in the movement for health equity. At the end of the weekend, student leaders return to their campuses with a strategic plan for recruiting new members, coordinating their medical service trips, and spreading the word about global health equity all year long.
Click Here to learn more about the 2012 From Local to Global: College Leadership Conference.
College Chapter Resources
Click Here for handouts, videos, and links that will be helpful in planning fundraisers, collecting medicines and supplies, planning services trips and more! Current chapter leaders can use these resources to continue to build the capacity of their chapters. Timmy students work incredibly hard throughout the year to effectively fundraise, advocate, and serve so we’re doing our best to provide them with the tools to succeed and excel–not just as stewards of Timmy’s work, but also as advocates of our international partners and the thousands of patients we treat every year.
Timmy currently has active chapters at each of the following universities:
|1. American University*
2. Ball State University
3. Bellarmine University*
4. Boise State University*
5. Boston College
6. Butler University
7. Cincinnati School of Nursing
8. Colorado State University
9. University of Colorado
10. Davidson College
11. DePauw University
12. D’Youville College*
13. Indiana State University*
|14. Indiana University15. Indiana-Purdue University (IUPUI)
16. Manchester College*
17. Montana State University Nursing*
18. North Carolina State*
19. Notre Dame University
20. Purdue University
21. Ponce School of Medicine
22. St. Louis University (SLU)*
23. Tufts University
24. Tulane University*
25. University of California, Davis*
26. University of Michigan*
|27. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
28. University of Louisville School of Medicine
29. University of Sciences, Pennsylvania
30. University of South Carolina*
31. University of South Florida*
32. University of Pennsylvania*
33. Washington University
34. Washington University School of Medicine
35. West Coast University*
*Indicates new chapters for 2012-13
To learn more about our College Chapters or to find out how you can start a new Timmy Chapter, please email Kathy Morris, Programs Coordinator at Kathy@timmyglobalhealth.org