Global and Community Partners
Global and Community 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 and Community 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 citizens and quality of life for people in our partner communities located in South Dakota, Central America, Ethiopia, as well as At School.
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:
Mission: We exist to improve the health and well-being of the global communities we serve by inspiring volunteerism throughout Gundersen Health System and local communities.
Vision: We will be a model for community-to-community partnerships that empower global communities to improve their health and quality of life.
- Sustainability: Bettering our partner communities for future generations
- Relationships: Partnering with respect and authentic listening
- Volunteerism: Giving our time and talents to serve others
- Stewardship: Acting responsibly with the resources entrusted to us
Every project developed through Global and Community Partners needs to demonstrate the program's core values of Sustainability, Relationships, Volunteerism and Stewardship.
Gundersen Global and Community Partners - A Decade of Volunteerism