BENEFITING: TIMMY GLOBAL HEALTH
The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) chapter of Timmy Global Health fulfills the mission of Timmy Global Health through advocacy, fundraising, and service efforts to expand access to healthcare worldwide and empower our student members to play a role in tackling global health challenges. The proceeds from CrowdRise will support our community partner in the Dominican Republic, 7elements, in providing healthcare services to underserved communities. Below describes how the IUPUI chapter actively fulfills Timmy Global Health's mission through advocacy, fundraising, and service.
- International Service: Our chapter is partnered with 7elements in Las Canas, Dominican Republic, where our student members assist medical professionals in providing access to healthcare resources on an annual medical service trip over spring break. We fundraise for our partner site through Timmy Glow Dance in the fall semester and A Date with Timmy in the spring semester. The proceeds from CrowdRise will also go toward supporting our community partner in Las Canas.
- Local Service: IUPUI Timmy members are also very active in the local Indianapolis community in decreasing global health disparities through ongoing service involvement at the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic (IU-SOC) by providing registration services, Get Onboard Active Living (G.O.A.L) by informing Indiana Public Schools (IPS) students about healthy lifestyle choices, and IU Health Food Access Initiatives by studying community needs for healthy foods in Indianapolis areas with limited access to them.
- Global Health Advocacy: Our chapter also brings in global health speakers from the Indianapolis area, including Timmy Global Health headquarters, to inform our student members about global health-related issues.