The Exchange, Medical Outreach and Americares
About the Medical Outreach Exchange
Volunteer medical teams share a common mission to provide more people with the medicines and health care they need and to strengthen the institutions that serve them.
Americares has supported volunteer medical teams with product donations for nearly three decades. With the Medical Outreach Exchange, we provide tools to implement best practices and a place to connect and learn from each other.
Volunteer health care providers have a profound impact on the productivity and quality of life of the people they care for and collectively create real change in the capacity of local health care systems. Through a Medical Outreach Excellence Initiative, we seek to make this work more effective to the benefit of all. Learn more here.
We are grateful to the Godley Family Foundation for their generous support of the Americares Medical Outreach Excellence Initiative.
About Americares Medical Outreach
Americares Medical Outreach donates medicines and medical products to U.S.-based and licensed volunteer medical teams traveling abroad to provide primary care, perform surgeries, respond to emergencies and strengthen local health care capacity. Each year, Americares Medical Outreach supports more than 1,000 volunteer medical trips to approximately 80 countries.
Volunteer health care providers view available inventory and apply online to receive medical products. Once vetted and approved, the request is processed and the donation shipped to the provider’s licensed medical office or facility in the U.S. Volunteer health care providers use the products overseas and submit a required field report with product usage and team activity information upon their return.
Americares is an emergency response and global health organization committed to saving lives and building healthier futures for people in crisis in the United States and around the world. Every day, Americares puts critically needed medicines and supplies in the hands of frontline health workers and develops innovative, sustainable health improvements in their communities. We are the leading nonprofit for delivering donated medicines and medical supplies to health programs around the world. We leverage this core competency with emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and programs that improve health outcomes. Visit here.