IAMAT - International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers

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Niagara Falls, NY   |  www.iamat.org

Mission

Our mission is to make the world a healthier place to travel. We award scholarships to doctors and nurses from countries where travel medicine is an emerging specialty. Our scholars introduce travel health services and improve health standards in their community, benefiting local patients and travelers.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Joy Morassutti

Main address

1623 Military Road, #279

Niagara Falls, NY 14304 USA

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EIN

13-2613755

NTEE code info

Travelers' Aid (P61)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We address the gap in travel health services by supporting travel medicine education and training. Our scholars are young doctors and nurses who are not able to access specialized travel medicine education because training programs are prohibitively expensive or non-existent in their country. They are leaders in their community who are already practicing aspects of travel medicine or plan to establish a travel health clinic in the near future alongside their general medical practice. Our scholars improve health standards in their community, benefiting travelers and local patients alike. We also provide lectureship grants to travel and tropical medicine experts to present at conferences to advance travel medicine knowledge and best practices.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Travel Medicine Scholarships

We award travel medicine scholarships to doctors and nurses from countries where travel medicine is an emerging specialty.

This unique program provides scholars with the knowledge and practice to become certified practitioners in travel medicine. Upon graduation, scholars return to their home country to lend their expertise in travel medicine clinical best practices and improve health standards in their community.

We also sponsor lectureship grants for clinicians and researchers to present and the latest research in travel and tropical medicine.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of travel medicine scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Travel Medicine Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Scholarships are awarded to doctors and nurses from countries where travel medicine is an emerging specialty to expand travel health services in their community.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

IAMAT aims to make the world a healthier place to travel by expanding travel health services and awareness of travel medicine so that travelers have access to quality medical care anywhere they go.

Our scholars attend travel medicine courses taught by travel medicine experts and participate in clinical observations at respected travel and tropical medicine institutions. The training prepares them to become certified travel medicine practitioners.

Our scholars are chosen for their capacity to teach travel medicine best practices and integrate travel health services in their workplace. They are also chosen for their ability to expand the practice of travel medicine in their region or country to form a national group or society.

IAMAT has 60 years of experience in travel health and as a result, has a deep understanding of the gaps in travel medicine education and training as well as the medical needs of travelers.

Our training partners are leading travel and tropical medicine institutions, currently:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine / Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina de Viajero
South African Society of Travel Medicine / University of the Witwatersrand

Our Board of Directors is comprised of doctors, public health experts, and non-profit legal experts. We are also supported by an International Medical Advisory Board and a network of health experts who are members of the International Society of Travel Medicine and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Awarded 38 scholarships since 2002.

Next: Evaluate the impact of our scholarships within the scholar's workplace and more broadly in their country.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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IAMAT - International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Assunta Uffer-Marcolongo

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William Forgey

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Michele Marcolongo

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Seth Perlman

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Shirley Cheng

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/03/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/03/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.