What the UOA National Organization Does for You
from presentation at Annual Chapter & Member Meeting; UOA
National Conference, St Paul, MN; Aug 9, 2001
What Is Our Job in the UOA National Organization?
- To conduct those programs involved in fulfilling the education,
information and support elements of our mission that cannot be done at a
local level, e.g., OQ,
major care manuals and other
publications, Annual Conference,
Young Adult Conference, etc.
- To conduct those programs involved in fulfilling the representational
elements of our mission, e.g.,
advocacy (government, industry,
medical community) and prevention.
- To provide administrative
support to our chapters and networks to facilitate and enable them to
implement their share of our mission.
- To maintain and build our financial viability.
- To maintain our role in the national network of ostomy caregivers and
to derive the maximum leverage that may result.
- Within reason, to attempt to bring the benefits available through UOA
to anybody needing it in the US, and to be a citizen in the
global ostomy community.
Editor's note: To anybody who may be reading this newsletter but
isn't currently a UOA member - After considering all that UOA is doing for
you, I hope you'll consider joining
us to support this effort. Membership in our local chapter
automatically includes membership in the UOA national