Seattle RAM Event needs volunteers!
An initiative connecting underserved and vulnerable populations to the health services and resources they need seeks professional volunteers to provide free dental, vision and medical care at a giant health clinic, Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center.
The clinic, produced in partnership with the humanitarian organization Remote Area Medical® (RAM) and more than 30 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington, is expected to provide free services for as many as 1,000 patients each day, if the event is fully staffed. All services are free to patients. Register here for the RAM Event.
This event is driven by community volunteers; healthcare professionals can join this monumental effort by donating their time on one or more days of the four-day clinic. The majority of equipment and supplies, as well as free parking and meals, will be provided. To facilitate their clinic participation, healthcare professionals are eligible to receive free malpractice insurance, paid for by the Washington State Department of Health, through the Volunteer Retired Providers Program. The clinic is also an approved mission for the Public Health Reserve Corps and Medical Reserve Corps; and as a result of Washington State legislation passed earlier this year, out-of-state healthcare practitioners may now volunteer for up to 30 days at free clinics in the state.
About Remote Area Medical
Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a non-profit, volunteer relief corps founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, known to many for his work on the television show Wild Kingdom. Initially focused on providing healthcare access to people in remote areas of the world such as Haiti and Guyana, in 1992, RAM was asked to hold a clinic in the United States and before long began receiving invitations from rural and urban areas across the country. Guided by its mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering for people in need by providing free, compassionate, quality healthcare without discrimination, RAM has partnered with communities around the United States to hold over 700 clinics and serve over 500,000 patients.
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