News Now @ AARC

March 12, 2009

PACT Hits D.C.; Your Support Makes the Difference!
The AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) hit the ground running this week in Washington, DC, with 105 members from 47 states and the District of Columbia visiting with lawmakers about the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative (S 343/HR 1077) and other legislation important to the profession and our patients. Thanks to you, they had the support they needed from folks back home. Over the last week, you’ve sent more than 10,000 letters and e-mails to your members of Congress supporting our legislative agenda.

See some pictures of the event. We'll add to it as we get more.

Summer Forum and More
It's not too early to plan some fun in the sun this summer. Oh, and you can learn some stuff too! The AARC's Summer Meetings are at beautiful Marco Island, FL. We've secured a great value at the resort and with several educational offerings to choose from, it's a great value all the way around. Make plans now. Check out the line up July 16-20 and stand by to register soon.

Pulmonary Rehab Week Kicks Off on the 15th
The nation will mark National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week all next week, and the AARC has lots of great ways to celebrate. With a clear Medicare benefit for pulmonary rehab less than a year away now, it’s a great time to get the word out about how these programs can help people live well with lung disease.

AARC and COPD Go Hand-in-Hand
As the spotlight turns to pulmonary rehab next week, it’s a good time to remember how actively involved the AARC is in the COPD community. The most recent example: AARC Executive Director Sam Giordano’s reelection to the board of the U.S. COPD Coalition. Click on the link to see other ways we are supporting the COPD cause.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
AARC members continue to rack up media coverage around the country. Check out our latest list.

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