Greater Illinois Chapter's 2012 Priority Issues
The following are the 2012 priority issues in Illinois for the Greater Illinois and Gateway Area Chapters. Members of the Advocacy and Government Relations committee, program staff and Greater Illinois Chapter legislative advisers, in collaboration with the Gateway Area Chapter staff, met to present and discuss issues important to people living with MS in Illinois. We also surveyed the MS Action Alert members in Illinois to gather ideas. The issues were prioritized and weighted according to various criteria.
Top Issues for Year 2012:
•Physical Accessibility to Medical Exams, Diagnostic and Treatment Equipment in Nursing Homes -->WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please contact us to share your story about challenges you or a loved one experienced or experiencing while in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
•Gas Station Accessibility -->WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please contact us to share your story about challenges you or a loved one faced while seeking refueling assistance from a gas station.
•Independent Living Support
More information about each issue will be coming soon. If you want to be involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Advocacy department at 1.800.344.4867.