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07 Apr

AARC Supports Increased Funding for Asthma Control

The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program has been helping the nation reduce the health care burden associated with asthma since 1999. As an active supporter of the program, the AARC joined 15 other organizations in writing to members of Congress on April 4 asking them to increase funding for the program to $30.596 million for… Read more »

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06 Apr

Write to Congress in Support of Medicare Telehealth Parity Act

Think your letters to Congress don’t work? They do! As Virtual Lobby Week continues as a prelude to Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) visits to Congress on April 12 in support of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act, we know they are making a difference. Cheryl West, director of government affairs, explains that in today’s political environment, it… Read more »

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05 Apr

Ten Questions about the AARC Open Forum

For more than four decades now, respiratory therapists and their colleagues have been presenting original research in the AARC Open Forum. The studies presented during this annual event add to the scientific evidence supporting the profession, and RTs who submit abstracts to the Forum further their own careers by demonstrating their commitment to enhancing the… Read more »

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30 Mar

Good Press AARC Members in the News

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Jenn Walton Brenda Ludens Bobbi Brown Gerald Zavorsky Lauren Perlman David Woldow, who recently served as a judge for the medical-related experiments at a local science fair, says he always asks kids how they picked their topic, reports this… Read more »

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30 Mar

RT Saves Life During Biking Race

Kelli Chronister was pedaling up a steep hill near the end a 25-mile race when her RT skills were called into action. Last July, Kelli Chronister, MS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, was on mile 22 of a 25-mile biking event called the Sweet Corn Challenge when one of the riders up ahead of her suddenly went down on… Read more »

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28 Mar

It’s Virtual Lobby Week, Let Your Voice Be Heard

On April 12, a record-breaking number of PACT reps will go to Washington in support of legislation important to the respiratory care profession. Learn how you can help. Virtual Lobby Week starts today! During this time, we need respiratory therapists, pulmonary patients and supporters of the respiratory therapy profession to generate thousands of emails, letters and phone… Read more »

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24 Mar

Mark Your Calendar for Next Week’s Virtual Lobby Week

More than 150 respiratory therapists from nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be going to Washington DC on April 12 to meet with members of Congress. They will be lobbying for the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act, an important piece of legislation that expands Medicare telehealth services to include respiratory therapists as telehealth practitioners. The Act… Read more »

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23 Mar

Executive Office Update: AARC Partners with CDC in 2016

About the author: Thomas J. Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, is executive director of the AARC. There are benefits to having partners that share your mission and goals, and while reaching for these goals, there is strength in the number of partners. This is why we were honored when the CDC approached the AARC in late… Read more »

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22 Mar

State Societies Lobby for Respiratory Care Issues

In a run up to the AARC’s Virtual Lobby Week and Capitol Hill Day, state societies in California and Kansas have been converging on their state capitol buildings to educate lawmakers on issues important to their patients and to lobby for respiratory care issues. California Hosts Legislative Advocacy Day The California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC) hosted… Read more »

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14 Mar

RT Voice Comes Through Loud and Clear at NHLBI COPD Meeting

AARC President Frank Salvatore snaps one of his famous selfies with fellow therapists in attendance. Respiratory therapists were out in force earlier this month as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted the first-ever town hall meeting aimed at developing a National COPD Action Plan. AARC… Read more »

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