An Overview of Burn Foundations and Support Organizations in the US
If you or a loved one has been affected by burns, support organizations exist that can provide aid in various forms, education, and social support.
Below, you will find 4 of the leading burn foundations and support organizations operating in the United States with a mission to help burn victims and their families.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The NFPA is one of the oldest and most storied fire safety organizations, having operated since 1886. Together with for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental partners, the NFPA conducts research, provides education and outreach, and performs advocacy work.
The NFPA roster consists of more than 60,000 members around the globe.
American Burn Association (ABA)
Members of the ABA include emergency personnel (first responders), doctors, nurses, psychologists, and health educators. The organization prides itself on the diversity of its membership, which it believes promotes the building of expert consensus across disciplines to improve the delivery of care and support to burn victims.
With an excess of 2,000 members throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America, the ABA is one of the most recognizable names in the burn survivors’ community.
International Association of Burn Camps (IABC)
The IABC belongs under the ABC umbrella with a special focus on delivering burn prevention and care education. In its programming, experts working on behalf of the IABC develop best practices for burn care and provide mentorship and guidance.
The IABC is perhaps best known for its much-vaunted annual “burn camps.” This year, the IABC’s burn camps will be hosted digitally.
Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors
The Phoenix Society of Burn Survivors (PSBS) was founded 44 years ago. The group is largely recognized as the nonprofit leader in delivering aid to burn victims and their families.
The Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) of 2021 will be held digitally this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and social gatherings.
These are just 4 of the most prominent burn foundations and support organizations in the US. In many regions of the country, smaller, more local groups also offer assistance to burn victims.
Burn victims and their families who seek ongoing care and support following an injury put themselves in a much better position for effective long-term recovery.
Originally published on John Brewer's website.
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