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United Spinal Association Broadens Its Reach with Users First: Giving Voice to All Wheelchair Users
Date:5/12/2011

wheelchairs and other equipment so they can live the lives they choose," she added.

In addition to leading the Users First initiative, Ms. Eubank will also assume the role of vice president of Community Initiatives for United Spinal, working to integrate all parts of the organization with the communities served.

The service delivery process for the durable medical equipment market is complicated and inefficient.  Due to discriminatory policies, governmental bureaucracy and health care budget cutting, funding has eroded.  This has resulted in limited consumer choice and third-party payer control over therapy practices.

Users First also offers wheelchair users, clinicians, and equipment providers tools and resources that inspire action and motivate change.

About United Spinal Association

www.unitedspinal.org

United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Individual membership is free. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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