- Category: Support ICUS
Why your dollars are needed - and well spent
We hope you will support our efforts. As productive as ICUS’s work has been to date, we have much more to do.
The ICUS Strategic Plan anticipates expanded educational and advocacy work with government regulatory agencies, comparative effectiveness organizations, the media, health care providers, patients and other stakeholders wherever CEUS is or may be used.
We believe the timing of these initiatives is excellent because, with heightened concerns regarding health care costs and the cumulative impact of ionizing radiation due to diagnostic imaging, CEUS offers a favorable cost and safety profile without exposing patients to such radiation. And we believe our message is resonating with key stakeholders because it is grounded on strong scientific data and because, as advocates for our patients, we provide a perspective that is both powerful and unique.
ICUS has no overhead expenses for facilities, maintenance, executive staff, or similar items. Every dollar contributed to ICUS is directly applied to education, advocacy and communications expenses and fees, and out-of-pocket travel (coach) and similar costs. In addition, membership and benefits are available at no cost.
All of this is possible thanks to the tireless volunteer efforts of ICUS board members, generous sponsorships, and the extensive pro bono services provided by professionals at the Dentons law firm -- which supports ICUS in furtherance of the public interest in effective and low cost health care.