Advocacy Working Group

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ISWP's Advocacy Working Group is tasked with increasing awareness about the lack of access to wheelchairs worldwide, increasing funding to support this issue, and encouraging policy adoption to facilitate wheelchair provision worldwide, particularly in less-resourced settings.

The group is developing materials and an awareness-raising campaign to create a clear, consistent message across the industry; to promote wheelchair inclusion in national policies and to increase recognition within the United Nations Body, the WHO World Health Assembly, and other high-level forums.

Two subcommittees support the Working Group: Awareness and Policy Adoption.



Member List

Name Organization
Perth Rosen -- Chair UCP Wheels
Christine Cornick Consultant
David Constantine Motivation UK
Kudakwashe Dube Samaita
Antony Duttine Humanity & Inclusion
Erika Garnier Motivation Romania
Mary Goldberg University of Pittsburgh
Ken Johns Brunner
Padmaja Kankipati SMOI
Chapal Khasnabis WHO
Chris Lewis American Wheelchair Mission
John McKnight Community Empowerment Programs, Inc.
Hisaichi Ohnabe Niigata University of Health and Welfare (Prof. Emeritus)
Mario Sacasa Futuro Nicaragua
Don Schoendorfer Free Wheelchair Mission
Christopher Stanfill Consultant
Eric Wunderlich LDS Charities
Miriam Zisook Perkins School for the Blind    


Meeting Recaps

Advocacy Working Group, January 23rd, 2017 -- Size: 227KB

Advocacy Working Group, September 12th, 2016 -- Size: 227KB

Advocacy Working Group - Policy Adoption Sub-Committee, March 7th, 2016 -- Size: 229KB

Advocacy Working Group - Awareness Sub-Committee, February 8th, 2016 -- Size: 170KB

Advocacy Working Group, February 8th, 2016 -- Size: 205KB

Advocacy Working Group, March 23rd, 2015 -- Size 201KB

Advocacy Working Group, April 30th, 2015 -- Size: 219KB

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