The Urgent Care Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, and is the singular, nationally-recognized entity devoted to the support of education, research and awareness of urgent care. The Foundation is affiliated with the Urgent Care Association (UCA).
The Urgent Care Foundation receives, administers and disburses funds for clinical and health services research, educational development and humanitarian healthcare efforts directly related to urgent care medicine.
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The Urgent Care Foundation enhances the role, purpose and awareness of urgent care medicine by inspiring and contributing to research, education, clinical and practice management leadership, as well as innovation in new and emerging healthcare delivery models.
Universal recognition of urgent care medicine as an essential component of healthcare, thereby allowing urgent care centers to make significant contributions to the health and wellness of the communities they serve world-wide.
The Urgent Care Foundation had its origins in the desire to expand ongoing Fellowship Programs currently administered by the Urgent Care Association (UCA). In the spring of 2009, a group of thought leaders in the urgent care field met to discuss many of the challenges facing the urgent care industry. The group decided that a separate entity was needed to address two of the most serious issues:
The Urgent Care Foundation was created to accomplish this and incorporated in 2011. Trustees were recruited based on their credentials and expertise in the field, as well as their vision for the future success of the role of Urgent Care Medicine as an essential part of the healthcare landscape. The Urgent Care Foundation received its 501(c)3 approval from the Internal Revenue Service on August 17, 2012.
For more information about the Urgent Care Foundation, and to find out how you can join us to help further the urgent care industry and improve access to urgent care data, knowledge of urgent care professionals, and awareness of the importance of urgent care in the greater care continuum, please contact UCA at 877-698-2262 or Kim Youngblood, Chief Government Affairs Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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