July 16, 2009
Health Care Reform is
on the Table: Now is the Time to Speak Up for the Profession
Yes, we asked you to “write now” in support of respiratory
care legislation in last week’s News Now. But it deserves another
push, because Congress is in the process of shaping their health
care reform bills as we speak. So click on the link, learn
more about it,
and then call or e-mail your elected officials to urge them
to include our bill in the final package.
AARC Goes to Bat for Rare
We’ve just signed on to a letter to key members of Congress
asking them to support “special consideration” for rare
disease research in the reauthorization of the Small Business
Innovation Research program. If approved, the move could encourage
biotech companies to tackle diseases the big pharmaceutical
companies usually bypass.
Register Now for COPD
Want to brush up on your COPD management skills? Then make
plans now to attend our COPD Educator Course this Oct.
1–2, in Denver, CO. The course is approved for 10.75 hours
Be a Follower and a Fan!
AARC is now on Facebook and Twitter. Click on the link
to get on board! (The Journal is on Twitter too.)
Good Press: AARC Members
in the News
Our latest round of newsmakers really runs the gamut:
everything from a therapist who’s running for city
auditor, to a new grad with a very special (and really cute)
inspiration, to an RT who received
kudos for planting a secret garden.
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