Education

From public training in first aid and CPR skills to advanced training for first responders and healthcare providers, all levels of education are vital to expanding emergency medical services and competency worldwide.  Workforce development is needed on a grand scale to sufficiently equip and advance the work of many fragile systems.  We aim to develop and deploy all levels of public and medical `professional training to meet this need.

Infrastructure

Support

Clinical facilities, equipment, supplies, medicines, vehicles, communications, and human resources are all key components of health systems, and are lacking in many areas of need.  We aim to work with partners to build the foundations necessary for EM systems to operate. A core strategy of ours is to leverage partnerships for accomplishing significant objectives.  Successful projects rely on strong relationships with many stakeholders, from like minded individuals, institutions and groups to governments and communities.  Working closely with existing programs and local personnel is also central to our nimble logistics, efficient finance, dovetailing of common goals and resources, and strengthening of capacity. In this effort we invite partnerships of all kinds, and aim to sponsor partners and projects with administrative and logistical support, grants consulting, training, and direct funding.

Response

Service

As a team of experienced healthcare providers and support staff, we aim to deliver patient service to all with a human rights approach.  Disaster and crisis relief are often the first point of contact for Emergency Medicine personnel and system engagement in an area.  In many natural and manmade disasters the existing medical infrastructure is overburdened, damaged, and in some cases was never sufficient.   A common thread is the need for greater, and more sustained input of effort and resources.  We aim to respond to emergencies as they arise and seize the opportunity to establish sustained lines of supply and communication to rebuild durable systems.

Research

We believe that research plays a crucial supporting role for all program areas and is important for systematic needs assessment, project design, funding development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination.  Rigorous academic approaches facilitate our use of and contribution to evidence based methods and best practices, expanding the knowledge base and skillset in all aspects of medicine.