Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

Build dental & oral health knowledge while improving access to critical dental services in Honduras.

Students shadow our local dentists in Honduras to deliver care in resource-limited communities in both rural and urban settings. The curriculum immerses students in the program methodology of international health intervention: community selection, community health worker interviews, pharmacology & traditional medicine applications, mobile dental clinics in rural areas, and monitoring & evaluation systems. The curriculum culminates in two live clinic sessions in our physical urban clinic in Tegucigalpa supported by advanced telemedical equipment to optimize learning outcomes.

In addition to our skill-based learning objectives, building cultural competence is integrated into the course to increase the quality of services and improve outcomes with community partners.

 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Customize your Health TeleSquad by selecting a set of modules. Explore available modules below:

 

MODULE 1: Introductions and Organization Overview

Volunteers are given a presentation on Squads Abroad (SA) and our parent organization Global Brigades (GB).

MODULE 2: Country Orientation and Cultural Context

Virtual meeting led by the coordinator to introduce volunteers to the medical and dental system and challenges in the country. Self-paced activity: Group goes through the Social Determinants of Health activity and worksheet.

MODULE 3: Monitoring and Evaluation

Group reviews the importance of monitoring and evaluation. Self-paced activity: Begin creating Children’s Charla (Workshop) on various health topics, focusing specifically on preventative dental practices.

MODULE 4: Community Selection

An overview of the Global Brigades community selection process. Self-paced activity: Group spends time reviewing the selected community’s profile on the website to learn key facts about the community.

MODULE 5: Patient Data Analysis

Discuss previous patient records and analyze epidemiologic trends. Self-paced activity: Prepare questions for the Community Health Workers.

MODULE 6: Meeting a Community Health Worker *

Video Conference with Community Health Workers (CHW)  to discuss the community’s history with GB, specific community needs, and their role within the community to support continuity of care.

MODULE 7: Women’s Health in Honduras

Review and analyze women’s health issues and trends.

MODULE 8: Mental Health in Honduras

A discussion of the mental health system and its stigma in Honduras.

MODULE 9: Pharmacology Discussion

Virtual meeting with GB Doctor to have pharmacology discussion and go over types of medicines used during clinic and introduction to traditional health practices.

MODULE 10: Clinic Preparation

Overview of the Urban Clinic setup and TeleMedicine equipment available in it. Students will also learn how to properly conduct a patient consultation.

MODULE 11: Dental Spanish Practice

Facilitated by Squads staff to review common dental Spanish terms prior to the clinic. Self-paced activity: Continue to practice medical Spanish in preparation for the Urban Clinic Days.

Module 12: Mock Dental Patient Consultations

Facilitated by GB Dentist to conduct mock dental patient consultations in Spanish.

MODULE 13: Urban Clinic 1

Live-streamed clinic days with telemedical devices for students to shadow dental consults from our physical clinic in Tegucigalpa.

MODULE 14: Urban Clinic 2

Live-streamed clinic days with telemedical devices for students to shadow dental consults from our physical clinic in Tegucigalpa.

MODULE 15: Rural Clinic Day Recap

Students will watch the pre-recorded rural clinic day video. GB Doctor gives squad volunteers a summary of the day and presents the most interesting case studies to students, and talks about specific patient interactions. Self-paced activity: Finalize Children’s Workshop.

MODULE 16: Final Reflections and Next Steps

Reflection on the overall experience. Discuss the many topics covered throughout the TeleSquad. Self-paced activity: Receive a certificate of completion and number of community service hours volunteered.

 

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Through virtual or in-country programs, Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners.
Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.
Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.