Call to Action: Fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites evolve so much that current medication used to treat related infections stops working. The result is that the germs are not killed and continue to evolve and exist in the body.  Antimicrobial resistance directly impacts the limb loss and limb difference community through health issues like wound care and sepsis. Help us take action now by sending a message to your Members of Congress.

Take action: Fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Alert

Please also reach out to your Members of Congress by using our action alert link to ask them to fight superbug infections through supporting the PASTEUR Act (H.R.3932, S.2076). The Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act establishes a delinked subscription program to encourage innovative antimicrobial drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability when needed.

Antimicrobial Statistics

Many of the antimicrobial medicines we use to treat microbial infections have been around for years. As a result, patients have been treated using the same antimicrobial medicine. This along with not following the doctor’s instructions on how to consume the medication can make resistance worse. Antimicrobial resistance is becoming more common every day, which can result in more of us not being able to treat infections with antibiotics. This is a problem that requires innovative solutions now.

Thank you for your help in fighting AMR!

NFL Ambassador Chris Draft to Attend Amputee Coalition Youth Camp at the 2022 National Conference

The Amputee Coalition announces Chris Draft, former NFL player, Spirit Award Winner, founder of Team Draft and CEO of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, will attend the Amputee Coalition Youth Camp at the 2022 National Conference in Palm Desert, California.

“Chris Draft’s commitment to empowering and uplifting communities by educating and equipping families to make healthier choices, is unlimited,” said Amputee Coalition Interim President and CEO John Register. “Draft coming out to Palm Desert to meet and inspire the campers elevates our mission to empower people affected by limb loss. We are extremely fortunate and enthusiastic about having him join the youth camp experience this year.”

Mr. Draft is no stranger to youth camps, his Draft Day® fitness camp for youth and families debuted in 2006. This year the Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp will combine with the annual Amputee Coalition 2022 National Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Spring Resort & Spa, August 10-13, 2022. Mr. Draft’s presence at the first in-person camp and conference in three years will help support young people living with limb loss and/or limb difference connect with peers, explore new experiences, and grow in their confidence and awareness.

Learn more about the Amputee Coalition National Conference and Youth Camp. For media opportunities to interview Chris Draft and John Register at the camp and conference, submit requests here. For more details about the Amputee Coalition, visit www.amputee-coalition.org.

Reconnect, Recharge, and Reimagine at the Amputee Coalition 2022 National Conference

Join Amputee Coalition in Palm Desert, California, for an unforgettable week with the limb loss community at the 2022 National Conference, August 10-13. Watch the video for more details about what to expect at this year’s conference.

Register now for the 2022 National Conference to be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa for the opportunity to learn, network, and grow our collective efforts to impact positive change for our community. Visit the conference webpage or email us for more details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #ACNC22.

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Amputee Coalition Elevates Community Engagement

Amputee Coalition continues to align its programs and services to enhance ways to fulfill its mission: to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

As such, Amputee Coalition has renamed its Peer Support department to Community Engagement effective immediately. The impact of this Amputee Coalition department is clearly aimed and focused on diverse community engagement programs and partnerships with health institutions, associations, and community-based organizations along with amputee constituents.

This change reflects the innovative work of the organization and elevates our peer support programs as critical to serving the limb loss and limb difference community.

Amputee Coalition: The Leading Voice on Limb Loss and Limb Difference

The Amputee Coalition is the only national nonprofit that serves all individuals who experience limb loss or limb difference. We are dedicated to ensuring that no one faces limb loss alone. Our mission is to reach out and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through support, education, advocacy, and prevention. We work to provide vital resources to people with limb loss and limb difference, as well as their families and caregivers. With these resources, they can recover, readjust, and live the life they most want to live. Learn more at www.amputee-coalition.org

Navigate 2022 National Conference with Easy Mobility

Would you like to navigate the Amputee Coalition 2022 National Conference with easy mobility? Take advantage of the opportunity to rent a scooter and/or other mobility equipment during the conference.

Contact At-Home Medical in Palm Desert, CA to place your order! View the At-Home Medical brochure for the full price list. Please call to make your scooter reservation at least one week in advance of the conference start date.

At-Home Medical73-800 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92270(760) 324-7790www.At-HomeMedical.com

Note: Amputee Coalition does not endorse any services or products from a third party.

Visit the conference webpage for conference details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #ACNC22.

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