AMA Foundation Establishes the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund

AMA Foundation Establishes the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund

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Amid the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are doctors who need to quickly rebuild their medical practices in order to continue serving their communities. As a result, the American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) has created the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund.

All contributions to the AMAF’s Physician Disaster Recovery Fund will go to physicians affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Contributions will be used to re-establish the delivery of patient care in physician practices in federally designated disaster areas damaged by these hurricanes. This may include replacing equipment, rebuilding patient records and fulfilling other urgent needs that will enable affected physicians to begin treating their patients again.

An aerial view of the flooding left by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Sept. 3, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region. U.S. military assets supported FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Hurricane damage in Texas

We are working directly with the Texas Medical Association Foundation and the Florida Medical Association’s Foundation for Healthy Floridians in their applicable regions.

When making a gift to the AMAF’s Physician Disaster Recovery Fund, donors can designate to which fund they would like their donation directed (to physicians affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria), or they can choose to have it designated to the fund where it is needed most. Donors can know with confidence that the entire donation will go directly to support physicians and their ability to provide care.

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“It is essential for doctors to quickly rebuild their medical practices to continue serving their communities after natural disasters. I am encouraged to see the physician community rally together to help our peers and come together to enable our fellow physicians to get back to the vital work of caring for their patients,” said AMA Foundation Board President, Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAHS.

 

hurricanefloridaHurricane damage in Florida

To make a gift to the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund, donors can visit the AMA Foundation website or send a check made out to AMA Foundation to 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Ste. 39300, Chicago, IL 60611-5885. To make a gift by phone, donors can call 1-312-464-4200.

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Direct Secure Link for Donations: https://secure2.convio.net/ama/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app260a?1721.donation=form1&idb=825744971&df_id=1721&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=C44E32806DB6016943406DDBA7DB10CA&1721.donation=root&autologin=true

Media Contact:
Carrie Olivia Adams
carrie.adams@ama-assn.org
312-464-5257

About the American Medical Association Foundation
The American Medical Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is dedicated to bringing together physicians and communities to improve our nation’s health. Please visit amafoundation.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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