Family Medicine Cares International
Helping those in need, at home and around the world.
The AAFP Foundation is proud to introduce Family Medicine Cares International, the new international component of Family Medicine Cares, a humanitarian program created to provide sustainable and accessible health care to underserved populations at home and around the world. Working with in-country partner Heart to Heart International (HHI), Family Medicine Cares International provides patient care, delivers education and training in Family Medicine, and works to improve the health and quality of life of people in Haiti.
You can make a world of difference for the people of Haiti through financial contributions or volunteering.
Two types of volunteer opportunities are available for those who wish to support the work of Family Medicine Cares International:
Two to three volunteer physicians are needed each week throughout the year to provide ongoing patient care in community clinics in Haiti. These volunteer physicians generally serve one-week deployments, working alongside Haitian nurses and medical personnel to deliver the quality care the local population so desperately needs.
The annual delegation trip is a one-week volunteer opportunity that includes both medical and non-medical individuals. The delegation members focus on many efforts during their time in Haiti, and are therefore divided into specific teams to accomplish multiple projects. Some will focus on treating patients, others on delivering medical education and training, and others on facility improvements and connecting with the local children and youth.
Family Medicine Cares International Wish List (2-page PDF file; About Downloading) - Find out how your gift could make a difference in the lives of those touched by Family Medicine Cares International in Haiti.
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"Your support of the AAFP Foundation has a tremendous effect…the Foundation funds Academy programs such as Tar Wars that directly impact kids and the public health.”
Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP