The California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons announced today that starting in 2014 the innovative program that provides free health care to thousands of Californians each year will change its name to California CareForce. The program was formerly known as RAM California the California affiliate of Remote Area Medical.
The new organization will allow volunteers to focus exclusively on providing vital services to people in California. The new website at www.CaliforniaCareForce.org has more information about the organization, upcoming events, and how to get involved.
“California CareForce will continue to provide the highest quality in medical, dental, and vision care to residents all over California,” said Pam Congdon, Executive Director of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and President of California CareForce. “With healthcare policies changing and many people still struggling financially, California CareForce will ensure as many people as possible get the services they need.”
California CareForce will continue the large-scale, four-day weekend events that it is most known for, but will also expand its services with additional mobile equipment to provide care on a smaller scale.
California CareForce and Goldenvoice are already planning the first clinic of 2014 on April 3-6 in Coachella Valley. They will continue holding events all over California including Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles among others. The most recent clinic in Coachella Valley in 2013 was estimated to have provided almost 3,000 patients over a million dollars in free health care services.