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ABOUT HEALTH OUTREACH
Health Outreach is an incorporated, charitable, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing health services including public health, to impoverished people in remote areas of developing countries with the goal of enhancing lives.
Health Outreach is a group of health care providers dedicated to overseas charity projects. Our work responds to people around the world in need of healthcare – care that members can easily provide when given the opportunity. The organization is a non-profit and non-denominational international health organization based in Toronto, Canada.
Health Outreach was founded toward the end of 2001. The organization, which supported him in the past on various projects in Guatemala, decided not to proceed with planned projects after the events of September 11th, 2001. This did not prevent him from assembling a small but dedicated dental team to travel to Guatemala on January 27th, 2002. Health Outreach operated independently for the first time. The sponsored community was Monterrico on the west coast of Guatemala. A total of 147 people were seen in a very successful effort. On his return, Dr. Lee discovered that there was no organization in Ontario actively involved in dental projects to Central America. Most groups are based in Western Canada. He wanted to form a group that would easily allow enthusiastic people in Ontario to participate in charity projects. There were many like himself who could not commit to lengthy trips but in their hearts wished to contribute personally.
Health Outreach is an incorporated, charitable , not-for-profit entity governed by five Board of Directors:
Dr. Timothy Lee, President
Dr. Rick Caldwell, Executive Director
Dr. Alex Serebnitski , Treasurer
Dr. Bill Kerr, Vice-President
Dr. Ramzi Haddad , Secretary
Dear Member or Prospective Member
For the past decade, Health Outreach has grown through the efforts of it’s members and volunteers. As a result, we have had successful projects year after year and raised public awareness to the need for better health care in developing nations. As a member of Health Outreach, you will be supporting our efforts, and:
you have a forum to exchange ideas and knowledge or raise issues of global concern regarding the promotion and betterment of health care in developing countries
you can join in the growing network of Health Outreach supporters, especially those in the health professions
you may have the opportunity to participate in a humanitarian project.
Members will also receive e-newsletters from Health Outreach.
Requesting Consent To Comply With Anti-Spam Legislation
On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) will come into effect and we may be affected in our ability to send you electronic communications, including our newsletters, updates, invitations, email blasts, communiques or reports about our trips, and other communications (collectively, the “Communications”) about or affecting Health Outreach. CASL will require us to obtain your express consent before we can continue to send to you the Communications.
If you chose not to renew your membership with Health Outreach, we would like to hear more – send us your feedback at [email protected]
Thank you for your continued support.
Timothy Lee, President
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Timothy Lee, the founder of Health Outreach, traveled to Ecuador, South America, in 1996, where he first witnessed the dental and medical deprivation of the children of South America. Although the host organization was Foster Parents Plan of Canada, he operated independently. He personally absorbed all expenses including travel. On that trip, he was amazed at the living standards of children in remote communities. Being alone on this trip, he had no means of helping the children with his skills as a dentist. He did, however, notice how grateful the people were at receiving something as simple as a toothbrush. Since then he vowed to commit a part of his life to charity work.
The organization has a proud history of strategically utilizing resources. There are no paid staff members.
Health Outreach also has a dedicated presence at home. It actively collects and donates dental and medical equipment and sundries, school supplies and clothing. Through the collection and distribution of the vast number of new and/or usable dental and medical items that, due to updated technology, would normally be discarded, Health Outreach offers hope to those without access to healthcare by operating temporary but effective humanitarian clinics.
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Yes. Health Outreach is an official registered charity in Canada (BN 86175.2889.RR0001). All donations of $10.00 and more will be eligible for a tax credit.
Our projects operate for one-week or two-week periods in January and February of each year.
Our programs are currently one or two weeks long.
Guatemala is a relatively safe country if one takes basic precautions and uses common sense. Since a peace accord was signed in 1996, Guatemala has enjoyed much less civil unrest than in the past. Some signs however are still evident. Armed soldiers patrol certain areas. These are signs that one must still be sensible.
Health Outreach primarily works in rural areas where communities are poor and health services are limited. Our Guatemala project in 2023 will treat children in Rio Dulce villages in Eastern Guatemala. Quesada is in the province of Jutiapa located 115 Km from Guatemala. The health clinic is located in the village of Quesada, approximately a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Communities surrounding Old Antigua, an hour’s drive from Guatemala City. All teams will spend some time in Antigua, the newer town, as a stopover and a meeting place to collaborate. Health Outreach also operates in Honduras, specifically in communities surrounding El Porvenir.
Yes. In addition to evenings, you will have one weekend to spend at your leisure. Volunteers may take advantage of the numerous cultural sites and activities.
Yes. We have dental clinics in Honduras.
No. We accept volunteers from all over the world who wish to join the Health Outreach team.
Please contact us via email, preferably [email protected]. This is the best way to direct your question to the right person.