Disability advocacy groups are comprised of people working together to provide resources and promote full community participation for people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. This list includes the top consumer education and family resource centers, disability-rights advocacy organizations, and foundations that support spinal cord injury recovery.
The Spinal Cord Injury Nurse Advice Line is a phone service provided by the outpatient clinic at Craig Hospital, a Model Systems Hospital for people with spinal cord injury. This service provides a dedicated nurse to answer non-emergent calls Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nurses at Craig Hospital have the experience to help identify potential complications before they become serious health issues. Two common health concerns are neurogenic bowel or bladder problems and skin issues, both of which can cause major health problems for people living with Spinal Cord Injury if not caught early. In addition to answering health-related questions, callers can obtain educational resources unique for healthy living with this injury.
If you have questions regarding the three following areas, call 800-247-0257 or 303-789-8508 Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm (MST).
1. A non-emergent medical question arises that does not warrant a trip to the doctor’s office, yet needs answered.
2. Experiencing changes in care and wondering whether it is “normal?”
3. A new caregiver arrives and needs education materials to help in the transition.