News Now @ AARC

July 2, 2009

ACTION ALERT: Support RT Bills Now
Health care reform is heating up in Congress, and even though the AARC’s Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative isn’t about “reforming” health care, the reform bill likely to come out of Congress is our BEST CHANCE this year to get the legislation passed. Click on the link to read why, and then do your part to support this vital RT legislation today.

COPD Educator Course Heads to Denver
The next session of the AARC’s new COPD Educator Course will take place in Denver, CO, Oct. 1–2. Register now to improve your ability to manage and educate your patients—and earn 10.75 CRCEs.

Major Endorsement for PPUSA
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is officially behind the AARC’s Peak Performance USA program. The Association received a letter of support from President and CEO William McLin applauding the AARC for helping “children with asthma manage their chronic disease.”

Share Your Views on Tobacco Regulation with the FDA
The FDA is seeking input into the new regulations on tobacco made possible by the recently signed Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. AARC members supported the bill—now let’s support the FDA as it works on implementation. Click on the link for direct access to the FDA site.


Push That Vent 2009
Looking for a great way to raise awareness of respiratory care in your community? The ARCF’s Ventilator 5K is sure to attract a large crowd.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
This edition includes stories on everyone from the legendary Dr. Fred Helmholz, Jr. (now age 98) to a brand new therapist who just graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

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