Congress Must Stop the Therapy Caps
has just two weeks to take action to ensure that stroke survivors on Medicare
maintain access to an adequate level of outpatient therapy services. If they
fail to act, survivors who are most severely impacted by their stroke and who
have more than one stroke or other injury in 2014 could lose access to therapy
services critical to their recovery. We’re working to make sure this
devastating policy doesn’t take effect. Find out how you can help by sending
a message to your members of Congress on this issue or calling
their offices about it. It only takes a minute to make a big difference for
the entire stroke community.
Your State Legislators May Be Talking About Stroke in 2014
In January, state legislatures across the country will be back at work.
That’s significant for the stroke community because most healthcare laws are created
at the state level. That’s why it’s important that the legislators who
represent you understand the needs and challenges of stroke survivors,
caregivers and the healthcare professionals who treat them. Our State
Advocacy Action Center provides all the tools you need to educate your
state legislators about stroke. All you need to add is your story. Learn more
about how you can join us and support the needs of the stroke community in your
state through advocacy.
Mobilize Your Support Group to Take Action
Your stroke support group can
make a difference for stroke survivors across the country. How? Watch our
online session titled How
to Quickly and Easily Mobilize Your Support Group for Maximum Advocacy Impact. You’ll learn ten quick and easy steps you
can take to engage your group members in political advocacy activities. To make
a difference, stroke survivors must tell their stories to their elected
officials. It’s the only way for those officials to know what they can do to
represent your concerns. Support groups have a real opportunity through a
ready-made structure to get legislators educated and take action on
stroke-related issues. Make that goal a reality by watching this presentation
and adding an advocacy discussion to your next meeting.
Advocacy: 2014 Edition
Advocacy is a year-round activity. We’ve provided you with a calendar for 2014 so you can easily plan your advocacy efforts month-by-month. With a few small steps each month, you can join us in making big strides for stroke in 2014! The calendar works for Congress and your state legislature. All you have to do is bring your stroke story and a willingness to help the entire stroke community. Read more about how a few easy steps can make a big difference.
Advocacy and Social Media
your congressional and state legislators on social media. Find out
Make Our Voice Louder
Find out how to double your gift to National Stroke Association in December.