AARC Virtual Lobby Campaign
AARC’s Virtual Lobby Campaign is Now Underway
 
Tell Congress to Co-Sponsor the CONNECT for Health Act and the
Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act
 
As we kick off our 2021 Virtual Lobby Campaign we have two important messages for Congressional leaders. Please take action today and help spread the word through April 30!
 
ASK #1: Congress to co-sponsor the CONNECT for Health Act when reintroduced!
 
The Creating Opportunities Now for New and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act (the CONNECT Act) allows respiratory therapists to improve patient outcomes with expanded use of telehealth. This act also, creates new payment models tested by Medicare that can offer better access to respiratory therapists via telehealth.
 
ASK #2: Congress to co-sponsor the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act when reintroduced.
 
The act aims to increase diversity in the allied health professions of respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and audiology. It would provide grants and scholarships to educational programs in these fields for students from racial and ethnic minorities or students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a goal of increasing retention in these programs.
 
Take Action Then Spread the Word
Learn more about the campaign and share our Virtual Lobby ready-made graphics on social media. Visit the Virtual Lobby webpage for more information and social media resources.
 



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AARC Summer Forum 2021!

AARC Summer Forum will be online for Summer 2021! Registration opens April 19! Use Promo code MINUS5ID to save $5 on registration! Every person who uses this promo code when they register for the 2021 AARC Summer Forum Live will also earn the ISRC a $5 revenue share! We hope you will participate.

A note to all you Respiratory Therapists!

Thank you for advocating for patients and the profession. Thank you for precepting students and new employees. Thank you for pushing forward in the face of trials. Thank you for your compassion and hard work. Thank you for rising up in this time of COVID. We so appreciate all that you do.