RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Outreach Fellowship 2020 Initiative
During this global health pandemic, RAD-AID and the ASRT Foundation pivoted their strategy to ensure sustained support to global health projects as well as providing much needed attention to health disparities in the USA. We are proud of the innovative initiative that has linked ASRT members to the RAD-AID USA Healthcare Disparities Initiative. ASRT members contributed to empowering and fostering health equity for medically underserved communities. These communities and populations have historically suffered disproportionate mortality and morbidity across a range of conditions due to barriers in accessing health care. To volunteer for this unique USA Health Disparities Initiative, please sign up here.
RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Outreach Fellowship
RAD-AID International and the ASRT Foundation are pleased to collaborate on a program designed to give radiologic technologists the opportunity to contribute to the health care needs of the low-resource regions. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that two-thirds of the world’s population has little or no access to radiology services. Technologists and therapists are a vital part of the solution because high quality imaging that is safe for patients and effective for diagnosis requires highly skilled imaging and therapy professionals. To address this worldwide problem, RAD-AID and the ASRT Foundation are collaborating to offer funded opportunities to support technologists and therapists interested in volunteering in underserved regions of the world. Recipients of this award will join RAD-AID’s project teams in international initiatives designed to improve access to quality medical imaging and radiation therapy for populations in need.
RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Jonathan Mazal International Outreach Grant
Additionally, the ASRT Foundation’s Jonathan Mazal International Outreach Grant supports this joint outreach program. In memory of Jonathan Mazal, M.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(MR)(CI), this grant was established because of his passions for life, for the profession, and for improving health care in underserved communities around the globe.
Eligibility for RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Volunteer Opportunities
You are eligible to apply for the above opportunities if you meet all of the following criteria:
- Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in modality of practice.
- Board certified technologist in his/her modality of practice (including, but not limited to, radiography, sonography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, medical dosimetry, MRI, and radiologist assistant).
- Active member of ASRT, as determined by ASRT at its sole discretion.
- Once selected, Fellows must sign and accept any and all release forms provided by the Foundation and RAD-AID.
Please consider applying for this opportunity to use your skills as an imaging technologist or therapist in service to developing regions of the world. The experience of working in a multidisciplinary team for radiology around the world can be personally and professionally fulfilling as you learn about other cultures and health care systems, to use your talents for improving global health. For any questions about this program or the application process, please email the RAD-AID Technologist Programming via Richard Fucillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.