Sep 12, 2022
Payne and PAD Caucus Seek Important RFI during Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Task Force announced its support for the work being done by Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to raise awareness around PAD and his request for information (RFI) related to the Amputation Reduction and Compassion (ARC) Act.
Payne’s RFI seeks input from stakeholders, and the PAD Task Force is encouraging interested parties to respond.
“We are grateful for Congressman Payne’s leadership on PAD and encouraged by the support that the ARC Act is receiving. As we recognize PAD Awareness Month and the major impact that peripheral artery disease has on Americans – particularly people of color – the PAD Task Force is deeply concerned about the health equity gap and limited patient access to revascularization services that are proven to prevent amputation and reduce costs,” said Dr. Foluso Fakorede, a spokesperson for the PAD Task Force.
The PAD Task Force’s mission is to collectively advance a comprehensive strategy that combines increased public awareness and robust screening with non-amputation treatment measures and multidisciplinary care.