The National Limb Loss Resource Center provides crucial services to Americans of all ages through its accredited call center, over 400 support groups, and more than 1,500 Certified Peer Visitors, as well as a growing list of over 50 hospital partners. Federal investment in these programs and resources help members of the limb loss and limb difference community return to work, have healthier post-amputation outcomes, and more actively participate in society. This allows the Resource Center to serve and support free-of-charge the more than two million Americans living with limb loss or limb difference, as well as the more than 28 million at risk of amputation surgery.
Not only that, this funding will allow the Resource Center to continue to provide award-winning publications, national and regional education events, career and employment services, support for families and caregivers, and youth programs. It also will continue vital partnerships with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to support our veterans and Wounded Warriors.
Here is what Amputee Coalition President and CEO Mary Richards said upon Congress passing the budget:
“People living with limb loss and limb difference need access to education, information, and support so they can live the life they want. On behalf of the community, we thank Congress for their bipartisan leadership in passing the FY 2021 appropriations, which includes funding the National Limb Loss Resource Center. This funding will allow the Resource Center to serve and support the more than two million Americans living with limb loss or limb difference, as well as the more than 28 million at risk of amputation surgery.”
The Amputee Coalition runs the National Limb Loss Resource Center® through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center® is decided every year by Congress.
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We look forward to working with the new Congress and new Administration to continue to invest in these services that provide so much for the limb loss and limb difference community.
To learn more about the role the federal government plays in research, patient support, and access to care issues, please visit the Advocacy section of our website.