California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Announces California CareForce to Replace RAM California

Dec 11, 2013, 14:38 ET from California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons announced today that starting in 2014 the innovative program that provides free health care to thousands of Californians each year will change its name to California CareForce. The program was formerly known as RAM California, the California affiliate of Remote Area Medical.

The new organization will allow volunteers to focus exclusively on providing vital services to people in California. The new website at has more information about the organization, upcoming events, and how to get involved.

"California CareForce will continue to provide the highest quality in medical, dental, and vision care to residents all over California," said Pam Congdon, Executive Director of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and President of California CareForce. "With healthcare policies changing and many people still struggling financially, California CareForce will ensure as many people as possible get the services they need."

California CareForce will continue the large-scale, four-day clinics that it is most known for, but will also expand its services utilizing mobile equipment to provide care on a smaller scale.

California CareForce, in conjunction with Goldenvoice, has their first clinic set for April 3-6, 2014 in Coachella Valley. They plan to continue holding clinics all over California including Oakland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Coachella Valley among others. The most recent clinic in Coachella Valley was estimated to have provided almost 3,000 patients over a million dollars in free health care services.

California CareForce is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental, and vision services to residents all over California. California CareForce partners with individual volunteers, professional organizations, universities, and businesses with the mission of ensuring a healthy California for all people regardless of income, status, or education. For more information go to

SOURCE California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons