Remote Area Medical
- Oct 23 - 26 , 2014
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Remote Area Medical
More than 30 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington are joining together to produce a giant free health clinic, Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. In partnership with the humanitarian organization Remote Area Medical® (RAM), the four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region.
RAM provides a generous amount of the required equipment, tools and supplies, as well as operational expertise, while the Host Community supplies the event venue, secures professional volunteers and interpreters, fundraises and brings organizational expertise to ensure the event is successful. The goal is to deliver free services to as many as 1,000 patients each day. This will require broad participation from the health community across Washington. Over upcoming months, the Host Community will seek qualified volunteers and interpreters for the clinic.
About the Host Community
The following organizations are collaborating to produce the clinic and contributing needed resources and expertise:
AARP American Red Cross Bastyr University Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Coca-Cola Group Health InDemand Interpreting King County King County Nurses Association Medical Teams International Optometric Physicians of Washington Public Health – Seattle & King County Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Center Seattle Center Foundation Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Seattle Fire Department Seattle Human Services Seattle Monorail Services Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs Seattle Parks and Recreation Seattle Public Utilities Seattle-King County Dental Society Swedish United Way of King County UW Medicine UW School of Dentistry UW School of Public Health VOSH Northwest Washington Academy of General Dentistry Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians Washington Healthcare Access Alliance Washington State Dental Association Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association Washington State Nurses Association Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (List as of 4.18.14)
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. For more information visit ramusa.org
For more information: SKCClinic@seattle.gov; 206-684-7200. Details for patients will be available in August 2014.
- October 23, 2014 - TBA
- October 24, 2014 - TBA
- October 25, 2014 - TBA
- October 26, 2014 - TBA