RAM (Remote Area Medical) logo (Attribution: Eric Hutchinson, Source: ramusa.org, Remote Area Medical logo
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Dear Friends & Neighbors,
RAM (Remote Area Medical) logo (Attribution: Eric Hutchinson, Source: ramusa.org, Remote Area Medical logo Attribution: Eric Hutchinson Source:ramusa.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en, Presented at: WindermereSun.com)
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I have recently read about a non-profit organization, RAM (Remote Area Medical), a provider of mobile medical clinics delivering free dental, vision, and medical care (as well as veterinary services when available) to under-served and uninsured individuals. RAM was founded by British philanthropist Stan Brock, originally conceived to treat people in the developing world, but turned its attention to those in need of health care in the United States during recent years.
Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a major nonprofit provider of free mobile clinics. Our mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need. We do this by delivering free dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals. RAM’s Corps of more than 135,000 volunteers–licensed dental, vision, medical, and veterinary professionals–have treated more than 785,000 individuals and 68,000 animals, delivering $135 million worth of free health care services, in the video “Introduction to Remote Area Medical“, below:
Patient walked 15 miles to receive medical care, when doctors discover something, in the video “Mobile Free Clinic Helps Thousands in a Weekend“, below:
“Nightline” spent time with the all-volunteer health care team in Wise County, Va., in the video “Remote Area Medical: Serving the Underserved“, below:
Philips employees find a way to provide access to healthcare at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in the Appalachia mountains of Wise County, Virginia. Powered by an amazing team of physicians, nurses, ultrasound techs, volunteers and many employees behind-the-scenes, the Philips cardiac clinic tent brought increased diagnostic capabilities and improved the lives of many people, in the video “Appalachia Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic“, below:
“It doesn’t make a difference where we go, it’s working people.” Jeff Eastman, CEO of Remote Area Medical, talks about the patients the traveling clinic helps. Many of them have jobs, but the health care offered by their employer still isn’t enough. A recent Gallup poll estimated 25 percent delay treatment for serious medical conditions because of the cost of health care, in the video “Remote Area Medical’s traveling clinics reveal a big problem with America’s health care system“, below:
Remote Area Medical launched a new Colon Cancer Screening program at its 2020 Knoxville clinic held at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. Thanks to support from Olympus Corporation of the Americas, RAM patients can now make use of these FIT kits and benefit from early detection, in the video “Remote Area Medical Launches Colon Cancer Screening Program“, below:
Join Stan Brock as he guides you through a virtual tour of RAM’s new headquarters, in the video “Virtual Tour of Remote Area Medical Headquarters“, below:
More than 155,000 individuals have volunteered with RAM. Since 1985, more than 800,000 individuals have received free care through RAM. More than $135 million free care have been provided in the past 35 years.
For upcoming 2020 Free Clinics, please click HERE.
For more information, please contact RAMUSA by clicking HERE.
If you’re interested in becoming a Community Host Group to bring RAM into your community, please click HERE.
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