Moving the HME Industry Forward

Legislative/Advocacy

What is Stand Up for Homecare and Why Should You Attend?

October 17, 2016

The Stand Up for Homecare campaign helps AAHomecare promote a positive image of the home medical equipment industry, raise public awareness of homecare’s many benefits, and support consumer advocacy groups like ITEM Coalition, United Spinal Association, the National Council on Independent Living, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

These organizations serve many of our patients, and are also strong allies on legislative and regulatory priorities.

This campaign also provides funding for direct outreach to consumers on our issues, and has helped expand our network of grassroots advocates by thousands of new supporters.

Through Stand Up for Homecare funds, AAHomecare has also engaged a communications firm to assist with sharing the stories you are providing on both a national and local level, which has resulted in the above mentioned articles and op-eds. This media attention works hand in hand with our lobbying efforts which will contHow do I Participate?

Log in to add your Stand Up for Homecare ticket and/or register for Medtrade. The Stand Up for Homecare reception is on the first evening of Medtrade at the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. This event brings together some of the most influential HME leaders for an evening of networking and celebration. During the event, AAHomecare will honor Melissa Cross as the 2016 Van Miller Homecare Champion. 

Tom Ryan is president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare