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Support Rehabilitation Research at the NIH!
Call your member of Congress today and tell them to support S.800/H.R. 1631 to help improve the lives of people living with paralysis! TAKE ACTION!
Protect Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology
Access to certain wheelchairs and wheelchair accessory systems are at risk. Contact your Member of Congress today to let them know of this issue and ask them to sign onto a letter opposing this change! TAKE ACTION!
Advocacy Alert Update
You Called, The House Answered!
Lifetime Requirement to the Durable Medical Equipment Definition
Congressional Letters of Support
The Reeve Foundation joined nearly 3,000 national, state and local groups, associations and foundations in a letter to Congress urging members to support nondefense discretionary funding. The letter emphasizes the devastating impact of an 8.4 percent cut to nondiscretionary programs via sequestration. This action would affect the NIH, CDC, FDA and the National Science Foundation, among countless other programs. Sequestration could have a potentially distressing effect on the disability community -- reducing critical funding for paralysis research and critical support and resource programs.
To make Congress aware of certain issues, the Reeve Foundation will join with other organizations in signing and circulating letters of support to explain critical issues. Below is the current issues the Foundation is engaged in.
We offer some basic guidance on how to effectively use letter writing, phone calls, emails, faxes, face-to-face meetings and social media to develop strong relationships and influence your senators or representatives. Download the entire toolkit (PDF) or use the links below.
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Share Your Story
If you have been negatively impacted by the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program, we encourage you to share your story. With your help, we can work together to ensure that people living with spinal cord injuries and paralysis have access to the quality care and equipment they deserve.
You don't need to be a scientist, economist, or paid professional lobbyist to be an effective advocate.
The Reeve Foundation's advocacy priorities are focused around these core set of issues:
The Watch List