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You can't help if you don't have the right resources and tools to get the job done. Here, you'll find everything -- links to important government Web sites, studies commissioned by the AARC, contact information, and the kitchen sink.

AARC $1,000,000 Grant Fund
The AARC helps advance the profession by sponsoring research.

Congressional Committees
A search tool for Congressional Committees that focus on health and respiratory health issues via AARC's Capitol Connection.

Glossary of Health Care Terms
Definitions for acronymns and health care industry terms.

Government Links
Links to U.S. Government resources, state societies, affiliated organizations and more.

Healthcare Consultant Kit   
A packet of materials prepared by AARC to educate health care consultants on the value of respiratory therapists.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Find links to Medicare Regional Offices, Fiscal Intermediaries, and Contractors.

Indiana University Study on Respiratory Care Instruction in Nursing Schools
A study that compares nursing curricula to respiratory therapy programs with regard to the time devoted to instruction in respiratory care topics.

The Lewin Group Study
A study of health care market dynamics and their effect on respiratory care.

The Muse Study
An AARC-commissioned study that shows lower mortality rates, shorter length of stays, fewer hospital visits, and $98 million in Medicare savings for patients who were treated by RTs.

Physician Letters of Support
The American College of Chest Physicians, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care statements in support of RTs and the use of protocols to provide respiratory services.

Public Relations Tools
Tools to help you get the most out of your advocacy and public relations efforts.

The RT as a Multiskilled Health Care Provider   
A position paper prepared for the National Conference on Multiskilling and the Allied Health Workforce.

State Government and Legislature Links
Find your state government site and link to your state legislature.

State Licensure Information
A matrix of contact, address, telephone and fax numbers for the state boards for respiratory therapy and the number of licensees in each state, the license renewal period, required number of continuing education hours, and fees.