GlobeMed at CU Boulder

Mission: To engage students in the movement for global health equity by training students to generate resources and awareness, developing knowledge bases and skill sets, and providing opportunities to work and learn alongside Himalayan HealthCare, our partner organization in Nepal. We believe that every person has a role to play in global health equity and part of our mission is to help students find their place in the movement. Vision: To be the most effective student-run nonprofit organization in the state of Colorado, giving students the knowledge, exposure, and skill sets to be effective within the movement for global health equity and social justice while making a tangible impact in...
Mar 3, 2017

March 2017 Update

With almost half of the spring semester complete, we are enthusiastic to tell you that we have accomplished a tremendous amount this semester. So much of this success is a result of your generosity. We continue to partner with Himalayan Health Care (HHC), which remains a strong seven-year relationship. We are getting increasingly closer to fully funding our current project to provide cookstoves, goats, and latrines to families in the northern Dhading District of Nepal. This allows families to live healthier lives which they may not otherwise have had access to. So, thank YOU for providing this ability to the people of Northern Nepal.

 This year our chapter excited to send a group of our members to Nepal this summer to participate as part of our GROW team. The GROW trip allows our student members to see first-hand what work has been done in these Nepalese communities and allows us to further build a stronger bond with our partner.

We are eager to attend the upcoming 2017 GlobeMed Summit Conference later this March in Chicago. This year’s conference theme is Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity. Attending this event will provide our team an invaluable opportunity to network with other GlobeMed chapters while sharing new ideas with one another that we can bring back here to Boulder. We will be sending 11 representatives and even meeting up with an alumna who is also attending.

 The members of our chapter are truly outstanding. There is a unique talent each member brings to our community that GlobeMed would just not be the same without. Combining drive, empathy, and thoughtful problem solving are only a few of the strengths this chapter holds. We have recently completed our new Co-President position selections and are very excited to see where Kelsie and Valerie lead us in the future.

 We have been hard at work organizing events to allow us to connect with the community around us. The campaigns team hosted a spectacular benefit brunch this year. Thank you all who we able to attend and we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. Campaigns has additionally organized two eat-to-feed events and is working hard on designing this year’s GlobeMed t-shirt. Marketing is hard at work on videos to help educate us all further about Nepal and has produced top-notch posters that we have posted around campus to spread the world about GlobeMed. ghU has continued to provoke us to think deeply about the issues that impact the world around us and facilitates a safe environment for sharing new ideas with one another. Community outreach has done a great job of further strengthening the bond between our members through community events, promoting connection and comradery. 

Dec 5, 2016

December 2016 Update

Chapter members at our Eat-to-Feed Fundraiser
Chapter members at our Eat-to-Feed Fundraiser

It’s hard to believe that the fall semester at our GlobeMed chapter has gone by so quickly! We have been quite busy this semester and we are already looking forward to what we have planned for next semester.  Our seven-year partnership with Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) is strong, and our relationship with the CU Boulder community is truly being strengthened. This report will give you a glimpse of what our chapter has been up to! 

 

In October, our chapter helped plan the fourth annual Colorado Global Health Conference, which was themed around global health and the Syrian Refugee Crisis. We heard from wonderful speakers and panelists about the complexities of this complex situation. Because the event was co-hosted with the University of Denver and Colorado College chapters, it was a fantastic opportunity for idea sharing with other GlobeMed chapters and community leaders that share GlobeMed’s passion and values. 

 

Our chapter’s ghU Team wanted to develop a more coherent and interactive learning experience that promoted critical thinking and deep discussion around issues of inequity. This year, the team developed a lecture series, in which we focused on a single topic for about a month at a time. Some of the themes we have explored this semester include mass incarceration, immigrant and refugee health, and the social implications of disease. We promoted active learning through activities like GlobeMed Jeopardy, AIDS and Immigration simulations, and workshops. We also built stronger connections with our community by having guest lectures from members of our Community Advisory Board as well as other student groups such as bridgeCU--an organization that focuses on creating dialogues that bridge partisan lines. This kind partnership with other student groups will be a huge focus for us next semester. 

 

The Community Outreach Team’s goal this semester was to coordinate multiple events in order to build a connected community for all chapter members. These events have consisted of both social and volunteering opportunities, with the goal of making our members feel involved and connected to GlobeMed’s community and mission. Volunteering in the community has been something GlobeMed has long wanted to do but until this year was not a priority. We are excited to see this become a priority in our chapter and we plan to continue to search for volunteer opportunities that give us an outlet to put our rhetoric around global health equity to action in our own community.

 

In order to inform our new and existing members on our chapter’s goals and mission statement, the Marketing Team created a handout that was distributed to each member. We believe that this will further the understanding of what is important to our chapter and GlobeMed as an organization. The Marketing Team will be focusing on putting together videos from the interviews conducted by the past GROW teams. We are excited as to the possibilities this presents to integrate HHC into our chapter conversations.

 

To read more about HHC’s core programming and earthquake relief and recovery options carried out in rural Nepal in 2015, please visit: https://issuu.com/himalayanhealthcare/docs/hhc_2015_annual_report_final?e=21160042%2F41355012

 

Our chapter’s Campaigns Team has so far held two Eat-to-Feed events, in which we have been able to raise funds for our partner, in addition to building a sense of community among our members. We have also been partnering with local businesses and organizations to sponsor our chapter. We will be ending this semester by sending out letters and emails for our Individual Giving campaign. Next semester we plan on holding a Benefit Brunch event in February. We will send out more information as the event approaches and look forward to seeing you there!    

 

We are very excited to announce that a team of interns were selected for the 2017 Grass Roots Onsite Work (GROW) Internship. Five interns have been selected and will represent our chapter by participating in field work in Nepal this summer. The application process included weekly discussions, written responses, creative projects and an interview. The GROW Internship is constructed around four core values: Inquire, Engage, Reflect, Express. Next semester, the GROW interns will prepare for their fieldwork in Nepal by educating themselves about relevant issues, including Nepali language, history, and culture. This will allow the interns to further explore the role of GROW in building lasting partnerships and development abroad with our partner in Nepal.

 

We are looking forward to the many things to come next semester and we will continue keep you updated. Thank you very much for your donations to GlobeMed at CU Boulder. We truly appreciate your support and boundless generosity! 

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Sep 2, 2016

September 2016 Update

Dear Friends, Family, Staff Members, and Invaluable Supporters,

It is with great humility that we share what we've accomplished this 2015-2016 academic year. We have raised a total of $12,000 that will be used to support our partner, Himalayan Health Care (HHC), in three Nepali villages: Tipling, Sherthung, and Lapa. The money raised will be used to build a new school in the area. This year, we were also graciously able to send two students on our GROW trip. The GROW trip allowed our students to personally see the work done in these villages and helped our chapter build a deeper relationship with our partner.

 

This year, we hosted another great benefit dinner and our third annual Colorado Global Health Conference on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.  These accomplishments do not include our other ghU, community building events, and staff meetings that were meticulously organized every week. The outstanding members of our organization are truly unique in their ability to combine empathy, discernment, and effective leadership and turn ideas into action. Each event took coordination, time, and effort from every staff member and would not have been possible without them.

 

Since our founding, we have formed a substantial presence on the Boulder campus. We have formed partnerships with other mentors, CU-affiliated organizations, and off-campus organizations and businesses. In this upcoming year we look forward to continue building these relationships and strengthening our relationship with HHC. In addition, we want to continue critically analyzing and re-evaluating our beliefs, especially in terms of global health.


All of these accomplishments would not have been possible without your helping hand. We can't thank our donors, advisors, and partners enough for the endless encouragement and support. Together, we will continue to push the status quo in global health and make a positive impact.


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