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Consumers make their presence known

June 28, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The United Spinal Association's Roll on Capitol Hill, June 23-26, resulted in a record 250 visits with congressional offices, says Alexandra Bennewith.“That's the most we've ever done,” said Bennewith, vice president, government relations. “We had more than 100 advocates from more than 30 states, plus Puerto Rico. It was excellent.”The annual advocacy event addresses the issues that impact the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with...

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Wheelchair users: Ready to roll

April 23, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The United Spinal Association will hold its annual “Roll on Capitol Hill” June 23-26. The event is United Spinal's annual legislative advocacy event to addresses issues that impact the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders, including disabled veterans. Highlights of the conference include a welcome reception on June 23, an advocacy education and expo day on June 24 and a congressional awards reception on June...

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CRT stakeholders follow up on manual accessories

June 29, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Complex rehab technology stakeholders had another shot at advocating for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs during the United Spinal Association's Roll on Capitol Hill June 24-June 27.The association had about 150 wheelchair users, member advocates and partners on hand, raising awareness of critical issues during 216 visits with lawmakers—a record, said Alexandra Bennewith, vice president, government relations, for United Spinal.Among the issues discussed: H.R. 3730 and...

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United Spinal hands out awards

June 28, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Two lawmakers were recognized for their work on behalf of people with disabilities and veterans during the United Spinal Association's Roll on Capitol Hill this week. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., received the 2018 James J. Peters Distinguished Veterans Legislator Award; and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., received the 2018 Outstanding Congressional Leadership Award. Two other awards were handed out at the event: Gretchelle Dilan received the 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award; and Earle...

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Q&A with Bill Fertig

July 31, 2017Jeff Rowe

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. - In mid-June, the United Spinal Association held its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, which brought hundreds of members to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders.HME News recently caught up with Bill Fertig, director of the association's Resource Center and a wheelchair user, to hear about the event and how it's changed from year to year.HME News: How was this, the 6th Annual Roll, different from previous years?Bill...

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NRTS backs wheelchair users

July 31, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - When wheelchair users rolled onto Capitol Hill in June to advocate for a number of issues, they had official support from NRRTS for the first time.NRRTS was a “Capitol” sponsor for the United Spinal Association-organized Roll on Capitol Hill, a $20,000 commitment.“As the (manufacturer, provider and user communities) work together more, we saw this as an opportunity to show our cohesiveness,” said Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “We're all working...

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NRRTS backs users on Capitol Hill

June 16, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON ≠≠- When wheelchair users rolled onto Capitol Hill last week to advocate for a number of issues, they had official support from NRRTS for the first time.NRRTS was a “Capitol” sponsor for the United Spinal Association-organized Roll on Capitol Hill, a $20,000 commitment.“As the (manufacturer, provider and user communities) work together more, we saw this as an opportunity to show our cohesiveness,” said Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “We're all...

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United Spinal logs 200 congressional visits with ROCH

June 16, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - United Spinal Association and more than 150 wheelchair users, clinicians, partners and disability advocates from 35 states gathered in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th annual Roll on Capitol Hill to discuss improving disability policies with key congressional leaders. During the event, attendees took part in more than 200 congressional office visits, meeting face to face with their representatives and other key contacts to discuss their unique challenges living with a disability...

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United Spinal names award winners

June 6, 2017HME News Staff

NEW YORK - United Spinal Association will host a Congressional Awards Reception on June 13 as part of its Roll on Capitol Hill to recognize members of Congress for their outstanding service to people with disabilities and veterans. The association will recognize Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with its James J. Peters Disability Rights Champion Award; Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., with its VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award; and Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., with its Junius A. Kellogg Congressional Outstanding...

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Events: United Spinal, VGM Heartland

May 5, 2017HME News Staff

The United Spinal Association will host Andrea Dalzell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 11-14. Dalzell, who was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at age 5, will advocate for providing greater access to complex rehab technology. More than 150 wheelchair users and advocates are expected to attend this year's ROHCÖVGM Heartland will host an inaugural meet-up for the HME Young Professionals Group in Waterloo, Iowa, during its Heartland Conference....

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