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National Limb Loss Information Center


Contact Information

Amputee Coalition of America
900 East Hill Avenue
Suite 290
Knoxville, TN 37915-2566

1-888-267-5669 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-865-525-7917 (FAX)
1-865-525-4512 (TTY)

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Abstract

The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. The Amputee Coalition Programs include advocacy, support and education. Advocacy: Amputee Coalition advocates for the rights of people with limb loss. This includes access to, and delivery of, information, quality care, appropriate devices, reimbursement, and the services required to lead empowered lives. Amputee Coalition promotes full implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other legislation which guarantees full participation in society for all people, regardless of disability. Amputee Coalition sensitizes professionals, the general public and policy makers to the issues, needs and concerns of amputees. Support: Amputee Coalition publishes inMotion, a magazine that comprehensively addresses areas of interest and concern to amputees and those who care for and about them. The Amputee Coalition toll-free hotline provides answers and resources for people who have experienced the loss of a limb and those involved with their lives. Education:Amputee Coalition develops and distributes educational resources, booklets, video tapes, and fact sheets to enhance the knowledge and coping skills of people affected by amputation or congenital limb differences.Amputee Coalition acts as a source of comprehensive information regarding amputation and rehabilitation through its National Limb Loss Information Center. Amputee Coalition provides technical help, resources and training for local amputee educational and support organizations Amputee Coalition conducts programs for its members, professionals, and the general public to educate them regarding the physical, emotional, technological, and other issues involving amputees.

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Audit

Date Entered: 9/15/1998
Date Edited: 5/22/2014
Date Revised: 1/8/2007
Health Referral Number: HR2918
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