The SVS Foundation VISTA (Vascular Volunteers In Service To All) pilot project continues to seek applications for innovative, community-based projects.
The initiative grants support for those projects designed to explore solutions to the significant disparities in vascular surgical care across the U.S.
Up to $150,000 will be awarded to SVS members, with priority given to projects that provide outreach, screening, and other resources to patients impacted by lack of access, inadequate resources, or distance from modern health care facilities. Visit vascular.org/VISTA.
Projects should help identify improved pathways to treatment, optimizing or expanding use of existing local providers. The Foundation wants proposals that emphasize providing evidence-based management of vascular disease, not the promotion of specific products, devices or medications. The expected timeline would be two to three years. Ideal proposals would include:
- A concise impact statement delineating a realistic potential benefit to the target community
- Metrics for success and specific deliverables
- Plans for ongoing communication and either virtual or physical support for the target community
- Follow-up plans and information on potential scalability of the project consistent with planned future phases of the VISTA Program