Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health (formerly The Timmy Foundation) is an Indianapolis-based registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to expand access to healthcare and providing students and volunteers the opportunity to engage directly in global development. In collaboration with its international and US partners, it facilitates medical brigades and channels financial, medical, and human resources to community-based projects in the countries where it is present. It presently works with high school chapters in Indianapolis, many university chapters throughout the United States, and has active projects with international partners in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nigeria.
Patient tracking system
Timmy Global Health now creates patient histories to track patients over time. Medical professionals are able to reference patient intake forms from previous clinic visits to make more informed diagnostic decisions and assess patient progress. The tracking system also allows the following of chronic patients who need longitudinal care and a steady supply of medicines. Timmy uses the data collected to help evaluate the impact of the organization's programming.
Critical referral systems
The scope of care provided during short-term brigades is limited. To complement the attention provided in its medical clinics, Timmy Global Health has established critical referral systems that provide patients in need of more advanced diagnostic testing, treatment, or surgery with specialized consultations at its partner institutions or local hospitals. The organization subsidizes the costs of these consultations to further decrease patients’ barrier to healthcare access.
Timmy Global Health has partnerships with local organisations in several developing nations: for instance in Ecuador they work with Tierra Nueva, a local medical nonprofit organization founded in 1970. They also have a presence in Nigeria, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador.