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Acedemics and Epidemiology

Academically, STS offers a great venue to expose U.S. students to a systematic manner for value-added data collection on rural public health. Epidemiologically, the data can be used in the present, reviewed retrospectively for high caliber work because of the high quality of reliability in STS’s survey and collection methods. STS’s contribution is invaluable…[it] offers a wide and far-reaching impact on those that it comes in contact with.” Edwin Galan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Silver City Health Center – KU Health Partners


Shoulder to Shoulder exemplifies passion for helping the residents of Southwestern Honduras achieve their goals and greatest desired potential and empowers through encouragement and support for a healthy tomorrow. STS is life, love, and laughter!” Jessica Olingy, Nurse Practitioner


Shoulder to Shoulder is an unlikely partnership of Hondurans and gringos who work to elevate a community’s health status and wellbeing – having fun and many laughs in the process. Residing here at the Santa Lucia clinic has all the solidarity, fun, friendship, and communal living that embodies college life – plus a shared commitment to STS’s vision.” – Kerri Kruse, Project Coordinator, MANI II


Being a witness to Shoulder to Shoulder and their efforts and their progress in Pinares has been one of the great blessing of my life.” – Mary Jean Russ

Well tuned Vehicle

Shoulder to Shoulder is a well tuned vehicle for offering both cultural immersion experiences to health care practitioners, as well as an opportunity for service and partnership in health care for the Honduran people. The experience is as profound as it can be challenging – and for me it was a rich and life changing experience. – Martha Arguelles, Montana State University College of Nursing faculty