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AMR Foundation


The mission of the AMR Foundation is to support clinical, education and health systems research designed to improve the care and safety of patients in the out of hospital setting. The AMR Foundation supports research and educational activities within clinical practices, and promotes initiatives focused on improving patient care and projects which contribute directly or indirectly to the health and wellbeing of communities.

To make a donation to the AMR Foundation, please contact

Becky Blackett
AMR Foundation Executive Director 

The History

In 2012, AMR was selected as one of the nine partners in the HeartRescue Project, a multi-year initiative designed to increase the survival rate for victims of sudden cardiac arrest by 50 percent. The first action for the new AMR Foundation for Research and Education was to provide a platform from which the AMR HeartRescue Project was operated. In 2013, the annual golf tournament was adopted by the foundation as its second “project” and is now called AMR Foundation Golf Tournament. Together, these two initiatives provided the underpinnings for the AMR Foundation.

HeartRescue Project

The HeartRescue Project was a multi-year project designed to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest throughout the United States. Survival rates had been stagnant, at around 8 percent, for many decades. With new knowledge and a passion for the project, and funded by a Medtronic Foundation philanthropic grant, the AMR Foundation awarded multiple community-based grants over the years. EMS communities in Bozeman, Montana; Spokane, Washington; Boulder, Colorado; Mountain Valley EMS in California; Stanislaus, California; Sonoma Life Support in California; and San Diego, California, were among the recipients.

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