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United Spinal sets stage for Roll on Capitol Hill 

May 16, 2022HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – The United Spinal Association has announced that this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill, and all future events, will include in-person and virtual participation. This year's event takes place June 12-15. “This is due to the rapid acceptance of accommodations that our community has long asked for, such as telework, telehealth and the use of virtual platforms for meetings,” the association stated. United Spinal is reincorporating in-person visits for the first...

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Reporter’s notebook: United Spinal increases connection 

April 2, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – Vincent Piscopo kicked off the United Spinal Association’s 2022 campaign message, “Strong Wheeled Together,” in a recent address on YouTube.  The campaign will focus on three things: Increasing connection around fitness and athletics and mental health and wellness; and building a platform for achievements.   “United Spinal is excited to reconnect the tenacity and resilience that makes our community strong,” said Piscopo, president...

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United Spinal backs BBB

November 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The United Spinal Association has come out in support of the Build Back Better Act, which cleared a key procedural vote in the House of Representatives over the weekend. The BBB would fulfill key goals for the disability community by providing a permanent improvement in Medicaid home and community-based services, with an investment of $150 billion over the first 10 years after enactment. The funding to states would be used to clear waitlists for home-based care, which can be years...

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United Spinal expands relief efforts through grant

October 20, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The United Spinal Association has been awarded a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to support the immediate relief and recovery efforts for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders following natural and human-caused disasters, including hurricanes, flooding and wildfires. With support provided by foundation, United Spinal is offering disaster relief grants to its 53,000 members across the country who have been impacted by disasters through the loss or damage of mobility...

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Wheelchair-accessible transportation goes on-demand

October 15, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NEW YORK – It wasn’t until Chris Pangilinan was in college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started using a wheelchair instead of crutches that he saw his interests in public transportation, which he was studying, and disabilities collide. Pangilinan, who has cerebral palsy and who is now the head of global policy, public transportation at Uber, recently joined the board of the United Spinal Association. He talked with HME News about advancements in wheelchair-accessible...

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United Spinal urges support of spinal cord injury resolution

September 16, 2021HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – The United Spinal Association is urging members to reach out to their members of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor a resolution, introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., supporting National Spinal Cord Injury Month, which takes place in September. The average lifespan for people with SCI has not improved significantly since the 1980s. Increased education and investment in research are key factors in improving outcomes and enhancing the quality...

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NMEDA, United Spinal drive awareness

August 25, 2021HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and the United Spinal Association will kick off their Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour on Aug. 26 at the Moss Rehabilitation Center in Elkins Park, Pa. At the event, the two associations will highlight accessibility solutions and showcase how hospital administrators, case managers, physical and occupational therapists, automotive mobility dealers and manufacturers are all working together to improve the lives of their clients....

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United Spinal welcomes new board members

August 23, 2021HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – United Spinal Association has appointed four new members to its board of directors. They are Javier Robles, adjunct professor at Rutgers University; Dr. David Mann, senior researcher at Mathematica; Christopher Pangilinan, head of global policy, public transportation, at Uber; and Keaston White, attorney-advisor, Office of the Solicitor, at the U.S. Department of Interior. “We are excited to welcome four new board members this year, as we celebrate United Spinal’s...

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In brief: Philips recall, Senate honor, NPWT bill

July 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – VGM has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite its approval process for a replacement foam for respiratory devices affected by the Philips recall.  “We are requesting accelerated approval from the FDA for this critical replacement component for approved technicians to rapidly start the process of replacing/repairing all recalled units,” states VGM in a letter to the agency.  Philips on June 14 announced a voluntary recall of certain...

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Senate honors United Spinal

July 20, 2021HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – The U.S. Senate has formally recognized the United Spinal Association on its 75th anniversary by passing a resolution, S. Res. 278, highlighting key moments in the organization’s history. One such moment: In 1948, United Spinal members advocated for and helped pass the first accessible housing bill in the United States, which helped to build homes for paralyzed veterans. “The resolution formally honors United Spinal’s continued role in supporting and advocating...

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