1) Provide resources and time to support our 14 AAPI Charitable Foundation (CF) clinics for underserved and poor patients in rural India
2) Maintain the effectiveness and success of our clinics for the achievements of various health related projects. In addition to providing medical care to clinic patients, each clinic engages in on-site and outreach programs as well
AAPI-Charitable Foundation is inviting all Liaison officers (of our 14-cf clinics in India) or their designate for the AAPI Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) on Jan 2, 3 & 4. ( http://www.aapighsindia.org/ ) and for the AAPI-Health camp. Host-AAPI will provide for accommodation of the liaison officers, in India. We encourage all our liaison of India clinics to register, for GHS, early and free of charge, thru the AAPI office.
We expect that the foundation will pay for their travel (air or train) For the GHS convention every AAPI-Charitable Foundation-clinic will bring/send all the details and photographs and posters. These posters will be displayed in the AAPI-CF booth, so that GHS attendees are aware of the good work done in these clinics
Poster session during San Antonio AAPI Annual Convention, June 25 thru 29, 2014. Every AAPI-Charitable Foundation-clinic will send us all the details and photographs from which our Residents/and med students and volunteers will prepare posters. These posters will be displayed in the AAPI-CF booth, so that AAPI members and the attendees are aware of the good work done in these clinics. During the San Anton convention, we will have a large booth, for the foundation, preferably, just off the entrance, On one table we want to run the AAPI Charitable Foundation video. During the Convention there will be a poster section & a research competition. Participants including MSRF and YPS, and several members will present their work. The benefits of the poster session to AAPI and our Foundation is that it will enhance the stature of AAPI and our Foundation. Hopefully, this will also improve the fund raising capabilities of our organization.
We are currently working on Updates on Project ECHO- Expanding Access to Care for Underserved, in India. This will simultaneously create access to specialist care for underserved populations and provide training for primary care clinicians, nurses and community health workers (CHW) to better treat common, complex diseases. This technology will link providers in rural areas with specialists at an academic medical center and disseminate best-model practices. Project ECHO could be a powerful ally in AAPI’s charitable mission and outreach throughout India. This will foster collaboration between ECHO and AAPI-CF. ECHO has a proven track record, and in collaboration with AAPI-CF we have the potential to extend our reach to serve thousands of patients in several Indian District/Taluka hospitals. During the GHS we plan to discuss the Project ECHO replication in semi-urban India. We will also present this during the San Antonio Convention.
Currently we are involved with the Northern India Flood Disaster Relief Fund Appeal. Over 2 Million people are displaced. Money collected by our Charitable Foundation will help the needy and displaced people due to devastated floods. Funds received will be send thru an organization that ensures 100% of donations will go directly to help the victims and their families
We expect to continue efforts of AAPI Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund for timely help in critical times and providing aid to victims of natural disasters e.g., raising over $55,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims, during the Tsunami of 2004, and the Earthquakes of Gujarat and Maharashtra, AAPI-CF was there to help the victims. We have also raised funds to help cyclone victims in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa etc. We except to put aside a rainy-day fund to continue to readily help during such calamities.
AAPI-CF is working for Childhood Obesity Awareness campaign and encourages all board members to help with fund raising and ticket sales at all 9 locations
In January, I visited a few villages with Dr. Thakor Patel and later visited several other villages with friends. It was obvious that a majority of villagers were poor and disadvantaged and continued to fight for basic survival needs. For the most part, the struggle began at the point of conception, where undernourishment and poor healthcare facilities lead to significant risk during delivery, with high infant and maternal mortality. There is a dire need to:
More Patrons Needed
AAPI-CF appeals for more CF patron members
Flood Disaster Relief Fund
AAPI CF rallies support for humanitarian assistance
AAPI boasts of an enthusiastic membership of physicians of Indian origin across the United States. AAPI's charitable foundation (AAPI-CF) aims to serve the millions of people who could benefit from a good standard of medical services.Through the assistance and hard work of several dedicated and distinguished AAPI Physicians, the AAPI Charitable Foundation was established in 1992. Our Foundation was designed to provide an infrastructure support system for needy patients in India. Please help us to continue supporting our clinics by donating, volunteering, and spreading the word about our organization.