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Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health is an Indianapolis-based international nonprofit organization that works to expand access to quality healthcare and to empower students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges.To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international community partners and channels financial, medical, and human resources to community-based health and development projects. Through this work, Timmy strives to empower volunteers to lead the fight for global health equity and to help deliver the promise of a healthy futureone patient at a time.

Timmy Global Health was founded in 1997 by Dr. Chuck Dietzen, a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Riley Hospital for Children. The organization is the namesake of Dr. Chuck’s brother Timmy, who passed away in infancy. It is a tribute to Dr. Chuck’s late brother and family, as well as to all of the patients around the globe who deserve quality healthcare.

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We weren't all born to be doctors and nurses, but we were all born to be healers.

Dr. Chuck Dietzen, founder of Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health at IUPUI

timmy triangleTimmy Global Health at IUPUI is one of Timmy Global Health’s collegiate chapters and works to promote Timmy Global Health’s mission in Indianapolis and in Las Cañas, Dominican Republic. Dedicated Timmy students volunteer their time and talents through advocacy, fundraising, and service initiatives. Raising awareness for health concerns and disparities around the globe is one of the key focuses of the IUPUI chapter. Through peer-led education efforts, Timmy members advocate for these causes to promote knowledge of global health issues among their fellow students. Timmy Global Health at IUPUI is partnered with 7elements in Las Cañas, Dominican Republic, and is responsible for fundraising monetary donations and medical supplies to facilitate the continued care of the Las Cañas community. Each spring break, a group of student volunteers and medical professionals travels to Las Cañas to provide direct patient care. Throughout the year, Timmy members are involved in a variety of local service opportunities, including IUPUI Days of Service, IU Health's Food Access Initiative and G.O.A.L. Program, and the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic.

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