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Amputee Coalition Announces Partnership with ADA on Amputation Prevention Alliance
(January 13 2023, Washington, D.C.) The Amputee Coalition is proud to announce its forthcoming partnership with the American Diabetes Association to support the Amputation Prevention Alliance. Complications from diabetes, including peripheral artery disease, increase the risk of amputation. This risk is even more pronounced among communities historically underserved by healthcare in the United States. As the nation’s only federally funded organization dedicated to serving the limb loss and limb difference community, the Amputee Coalition is excited to support our community by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to reduce the number of “avoidable, diabetes-related amputations that take place every year in the United States.”
Ensuring that every American has access to quality care, as well as the knowledge and resources to minimize the risk of diabetes-related amputations, is critical to fulfilling the mission of the Amputee Coalition, which is in part to “promote limb loss prevention.” Through policy change advocacy, raising awareness, and community empowerment, the Amputee Coalition in cooperation with the APA will vigorously pursue all avenues toward a reduction in the number of Americans who lose a limb due to diabetes complications each year.
“We applaud the American Diabetes Association for developing a meaningful alliance of organizations coming together to address this health crisis that is so disproportionately impacting communities of color,” said Ashlie White, chief programs officer of the Amputee Coalition.
Ashlie will provide strategic vision, energy, leadership, and accountability for all of the program’s, strategies, plans, goals, and outcomes, with a focus on continual improvement and development to meet the needs of the limb loss and limb difference community.