Global Partners exists to improve the health and well-being of the global communities we serve by inspiring volunteerism throughout Gundersen Health System and local communities.
Global Partners was created in 2008 to develop long-term, sustainable relationships and community-to-community partnerships that expand beyond Gundersen Health System’s typical borders. This global health model will improve the overall health of the region, education of the citizens and quality of life for people in our partner communities located in South Dakota, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, as well as Hamilton.
These partnerships are not one-sided. We learn from the communities we serve. By observing the resiliency of populations who have limited assets and resources and unique cultural approaches to solving problems, it will help us improve our own efficiencies and models of care and education.
Our volunteers travel to three locations:
Every project developed through Global Partners needs to demonstrate the program's core values of Sustainability, Relationships, Volunteerism and Stewardship.