NYC Medics Overview
Target demographics: Whether in the aftermath of a catastrophic event or through one of our humanitarain aid programs, NYC serves people in need who would otherwise not have access to aid and relief efforts.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteer remotely in a variety of ways from communications and public relations, to special events and fundraising and many other things in between. Whether you are a medical professional who would like to be in the field or a motivated, compassionate person who wants to help in the office, we are always looking for great volunteers!
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: DISASTER RELIEF (Flagship Program)
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief: A medical and public health disaster response program aims to deploy an advance team within 72 hours of a disaster. Within a weeks’ time the first Mobile Medical Team (MMT) is in the field providing lifesaving medical care. MMT’s are composed of board certified and licensed medical professional. They are self-sustainable and self-sufficient, capable of operating in remote areas until the larger humanitarian aid efforts are in place and restocking procedures are fully functional.
HUMANITARIAN AID PROGRAM
Global Aid: Focuses on chronic, complex humanitarian emergencies and post disaster environments allowing NYCM to partner with local nonprofit organizations – those who know the community, the people, the culture and traditions best – in ongoing humanitarian relief efforts. The program focus is health and medical in nature, but allows for tailored humanitarian aid programs in effort to assist local agencies and communities with their most prevalent need.
EDUCATION & TRAINING - EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
National Assessment & Evaluation of EMS Infrastructure
Program Objective: To provide a comprehensive overview of current/existing EMS infrastructure in developing countries through assessment and evaluation of the national, regional and local EMS operations from pre-hospital care through discharge; to provide a detailed work plan that addresses weaknesses, further develops strengths, and realigns EMS resources which support the development of a cohesive national infrastructure.
Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Medics Training & Certification (DPEM)
Program Objective: To enhance training capacity in pre-hospital trauma care/emergency services and mass casualty/disaster preparedness planning in developing countries. The key objective of DPEM is to provide developing countries and local organizations within these countries with the tools, knowledge and skill necessary to fortify existing efforts and operate sustainable programming in the field of disaster preparedness and pre-hospital emergency medical services. The aim also focuses on providing timely care to victims of sudden and life-threatening injuries or emergencies in order to prevent needless mortality or long-term morbidity.
EMS & Paramedic Training & Certification (EPTC)
Program Objective: To institute pre-hospital emergency medical service training and certification courses in developing countries. Working with local, regional and national partners the program will assess and evaluate current systems and will identify, develop and implement appropriate to the needs and demands of the host country. Curriculum is developed to either support current in-country certification processes and/or to develop existing training and certifications processes. In addition to providing curriculum, EPTC will also provide professional development and training to local instructors in all newly implemented programs, and will monitor the performance of both the instructors and students for a defined period of time, typical up to one year.
26,000: Total number of people treated by NYCM medical teams
325: Average number of people treated/day by NYCM teams
4,000: Number of people treated by NYCM in Pakistan ‘05
12,000: Number of people treated by NYCM in Pakistan ‘06
10,000: Number of people treated by NYCM in Haiti ‘10
170: Number of NYCM volunteers deployed on missions
460,000: Approximate number of provider hours donated by