MedEvac Foundation research includes medical transport studies in aviation safety, critical patient care and prehospital patient care.

The MedEvac Foundation invests in vital data collection infrastructure that will help the medical transport community become more efficient in the delivery of safe, quality air medical and critical care ground transport to all critically ill or injured patients. Funding priorities include research in the areas of safety, program operations and clinical care – all benefiting patients. Projects, once completed, are also published in the Air Medical Journal.

“Since its inception, the MedEvac Foundation has invested more than $1,000,000 in industry research resulting in better care for our patients and safer working conditions for our transport teams. Donors to the Foundation help it provide a true margin of excellence within the medical transport community.”

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- Connie Schneider Eastlee, BSN, MS, CMTE
Former Chair, MFI Board of Trustees


The MedEvac Foundation International awards funding to support the development of research and education in air medical and critical care ground transport.


The goals of the MedEvac Foundation Grant Program are to:


  • Promote research and education within the specialty of critical care transport.
  • Advance patient care standards in critical care transport.
  • Advance safety in critical care transport.
  • Advance the overall cost-benefit ratio of all aspects of air medical and critical care transport systems.
  • Facilitate the academic growth and development of future researchers and educators in critical care transport.
Funding priority will be given to studies focused on the following research and education priorities:
  • Safety in critical care transport, examination of adverse events data, and development of practical solutions to overcome identified deficiencies.
  • Efficacious onboard patient management involving time sensitive care, including treatment and transport of patients involving time critical diagnoses.
  • Efficient utilization of transport and effects on reduction in mortality and morbidity, rehabilitation, and/or analysis of benefit in terms of improving quality of life or survival.
  • Educational techniques and technologies aimed at improving patient care, critical decision making, safety, or other areas pertinent to transport medicine.
  • Evaluation of the validity of accrediting agency standards that is relevant to transport medicine.