World-renowned medical expertise and an extensive network: the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine (FAM) builds trust relationships with the Academies of Medicine / Science and Technology and universities in many countries.
A recognized public utility foundation, the FAM’s mission is to federate skills and promote the image of France image in the world through health.
It is also intended to be a place for sharing knowledge within the Academy of Medicine through debates on the three major health themes it covers: food, ageing and the environment.
Its missions revolve around 4 pillars:
1. To share knowledge
2. To access healthcare
3. To raise awareness
4. To Support and to develop sheltered foundations in the health sector
PRESIDENT SPEECH, JEAN-MARIE DRU
To promote access to the best health care for the greatest number of people in the world, such is the mission that the Medical Academy Foundation has set itself, with the support of the National Academy of Medicine whose name it bears.
On the strength of the expertise it can offer and its ability to unite public and private partners, such as specialists and the general public, around concrete projects, the Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine participates, through health, in the promotion of France’s image in the world.
The Foundation has four main areas of action: knowledge sharing, access to care, public awareness and sheltering other foundations. With the support of its patrons, it organizes thematic debates and forums. It sets up calls for projects and training courses and assists associations in their development.
Because we are convinced that the major health issues we address can only be addressed by engaging all stakeholders, we build and maintain strong and lasting relationships.
The Foundation intends to share the best medical knowledge for the greatest number of people, in France and abroad. It organizes debates and conferences on major health and social issues based on 4 main themes: environment, ageing, food and innovation. They are intended to be the starting point (or continuity) for the development of medical cooperation and exchanges with civil society and feed its advocacy work on these major topics. In the field, it trains more than 3,000 health professionals in helicopter emergency medicine in emerging countries in partnership with the Airbus Foundation.
ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
The Foundation (FAM) proposes to support associative initiatives in the field or to promote scientific projects by organizing calls for associative projects, calls for research grants and by giving its high patronage. The objective is to enhance the value of these actions thanks to this label by making them benefit from the aura of the Foundation and the French Academy of Medicine. Some concrete projects resulting from our forums are developed by the FAM. This is the case, for example, of a pilot project to detect hearing problems in young children through a South African mobile application: hearscreen.
The FAM has chosen to address 4 major global health and social issues at the national level: environment, ageing, food and innovation. It has initiated cycles of debates, monthly meetings for the general public at the French Academy of Medicine to make concrete proposals and recommendations. Academics, experts, doctors, politicians and sociologists exchange views with associations, start-ups and companies. On a sporting level, the Foundation is also present at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc through the solidarity bibs. This awareness-raising also takes place through a panel of FAM communication vectors.
SUPPORT AND DEVELOP SHELTERED FOUNDATIONS
On June 5, 2018, the FAM became a sheltering Foundation. Since then, the FAM has been sheltering, advising and providing day-to-day support to foundations that encompass the theme of “health and society”, in order to develop their actions in the fields of prevention, transplantation and surgery.