Support Totaling $200,000 Will Further Research and Clinician Education
AVA Foundation for Education and Research Receives Major Grant from Association for Vascular Access
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The today announced it has received $200,000 from the Association for Vascular Access (AVA). This action underlines the support from AVA and its members for the foundation and its mission of saving lives through risk-free vascular access.
“We are extremely grateful to AVA and its board for their continued belief in the AVA Foundation,” said Denise Macklin, BSN, RNC, VA-BC, president of the foundation's board of directors. “In particular, this support enables the foundation to establish a $100,000 endowment fund. The endowment will play an essential role in helping us attract other grants that are crucial to our long-term success.”
The remainder of the money granted the AVA Foundation will be used in large part to:
“The AVA Foundation plays an essential role in furthering the science of vascular access,” said AVA’s president, Paul Blackburn, RN, BSN, MNA, VA-BC. “Our board’s strong commitment to the foundation recognizes its substantial contribution to helping AVA realize its goals of improving patient outcomes, optimizing professionals’ knowledge, and sharing best clinical practices.”
The AVA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational and research foundation dedicated to saving lives through promoting risk-free vascular access and evidence-based clinical practice. The foundation serves several constituencies including clinicians interested in vascular access; students of the healthcare professions, and vascular access patients and their families. Donations to the foundation can be securely made online at . For more information, call (801) 792-9079, or visit .