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SAFEST DRUG

Safest Drug, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and alleviate medication-related illness, disability and death in the United States, is currently looking for new Board members to join our non-profit organization.

As a charity that is still very much in "startup mode", we are looking for people with leadership qualities and who believe in fighting for what's right, are passionate about cause-driven movements and are willing to join an organization with an enormous challenge to achieve growth and impact.

We are also looking for individuals who want to help better position Safest Drug's ability to influence actions that will effectively address preventable medication harms in the United States; a public health issue that is not well discussed or understood yet has been linked to annual figures of $500 billion in healthcare costs, over 100,000 deaths and an estimated 2 to 4 million injuries.

Nationally, medication injuries and deaths impact everyone, either directly or indirectly. So, we aim for bringing on people with diversity in thought, experience, background and skills.

We are looking for individuals who can, at minimum:

  • attend quarterly virtual Board meetings
  • join at least one Board-led committee that meets virtually once a month (current committees: Finance, Governance, Fundraising, Public Relations/Communication)
  • donate financially to Safest Drug at least once per term in office
  • agree to the fiduciary responsibilities of being a Board member
  • serve at least a 1 year term, starting in January 2021
Not required, but persons with expertise in any of these areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Technology
  • Law
  • Marketing/PR/Communications
  • Finance/Accounting
If you're interested, please reply to this ad or contact our executive director, Mika Pollack, at mika@safestdrug.org or 919-442-8453.

Serious inquiries only.

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About SAFEST DRUG

Location:

325 Ellington Blvd. #308, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce medication-related illness, disability and death in the United States with education, research and advocacy.

Description

Founded in 2019, Safest Drug was formed to address broad systemic issues in the U.S. which place millions of consumers at risk for medication-related morbidity and mortality every day. Our work aims to broaden the understanding of what it means to be medicated in America while also saving lives and recognizing that the wide array of root causes which contribute to this public health problem. We also aim to alleviate the suffering of those who have been impacted by medication-induced poor health outcomes and disability.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 4 to 8 hours per month.

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