Hurricane grant application available online

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 7, 2005

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The American Medical Association Foundation has set up an Internet link where physicians can apply for grants to help rebuild practices damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Grant applications may be submitted online (link). Physicians whose practices were harmed or ruined in areas that the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared disaster zones are eligible. Doctors do not need to be AMA members to apply, nor will their AMA membership affect their grant application status.

The money will be awarded from the foundation's newly established Health Care Recovery Fund, which also will be available to doctors affected by future natural or man-made disasters. The recovery fund was started with a $100,000 grant from the AMA.

Donations to the fund are also being accepted. Donation forms are available online (link).

Forms can be faxed to 312-464-4142 or mailed to the AMA Foundation, 515 N. State St., 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60610.

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