Who should give?
The General Public
Each and everyone of us has been, or will be, touched by an emergency
medical service provider at some time in our lives. It may be a
competent and caring nurse in a helicopter, a compassionate physician in
the emergency department, a well trained prehospital EMT or Paramedic,
or a firefighter trained as a First Responder who assists in getting a
loved one out of a crumpled motor vehicle. The actions of these
personnel and the response of the overall system to each and every
emergency can make a difference between life and death, suffering and
comfort, productivity and dependency. If you or your family have already
been touched by the EMS system then you know that you need to support
the efforts of these courageous and caring people. If you have not yet
been touched by the response of an ambulance, emergency department or
trauma center you, or someone close to you, will at some point in the
Health Care Professionals
If you are a rural health care provider you know the value of strong
evidence upon which to base system and individual decisions. You realize
that educational offerings in rural areas are often very limited and
that getting away to the "big city" for training is sometimes
impossible without leaving your facility or community at great risk from
understaffing. You have, probably, also come to believe that health
promotion, coupled with disease and injury prevention, is the best
medicine. CIT shares your beliefs with you. Rural EMS needs a vehicle to
keep the issues that concern us in the forefront. Whether those issues
are related to rural data collection, distance learning opportunities,
patient care applications or effective prevention strategies. CIT is
keeping the issues of rural emergency care at the forefront.
Why you should give?
A gift to the Foundation is an opportunity to be an
active partner in CIT’s ongoing achievements in research, training and
prevention. Your gift will help CIT help EMS providers, particularly
those that practice in rural areas, to be better prepared for their
jobs. Your gift will help improve the care that your loved ones might
receive in their time of greatest need. Your contribution to the CIT
Foundation is an investment in research, training and prevention
initiatives that advance the science of emergency medical care.
Critical Illness and Trauma (CIT) Foundation Inc. is a non-profit
organization committed to improving rural emergency medical care.
its activities, CIT strives to reduce risks and improve the well-being
of residents and visitors in rural areas and increase the knowledge and
skills of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who care
for them in times of emergencies.