A Collective Effort for More Effective Burn Recovery
The burn community is a powerful example of how strong partnerships lead to real impact. From the start, collaboration has been a guiding value of the Phoenix Society. From our daily work with the fire service and medical professionals to our annual gathering at the Phoenix World Burn Congress, it is clear that the most good happens when we work together.
The Phoenix Society is grateful to the individuals and organizations that are actively engaged in helping survivors of a burn injury get back to living. Together, we are bringing the best people, ideas, and resources to the table for a strong community and more effective burn recovery.
The survival rate after a burn injury is approaching 96%, and burn centers and hospitals continue to play a critical role in this survival rate and ongoing burn care. Because of the increase in survival and the lifelong journey of healing and recovery, there is an increased need in quality aftercare programs. That’s why we work closely with the medical community through programs such as Phoenix SOAR, which provides peer support within hospitals and burn centers. Learn more about this and other programs.
Each year, 40,000 people are hospitalized with burn injuries. Firefighters are often the first on the scene when a burn injury happens, making them a crucial part of the recovery journey. The larger fire industry is also a key partner as we work to increase understanding of burn issues, improve burn prevention efforts, and reach more burn survivors. Through programs such as Phoenix Advocates, members of the fire service can join us in raising the voice of the burn community. They also join us for Phoenix World Burn Congress and other programs. Learn about Phoenix SOAR and our one-on-one peer support for burn-injured firefighters and their families.
We are fortunate to work closely with many aligned national and local organizations in our daily work here at the Phoenix Society. These include:
The Joint Committee on Aftercare and Reintegration, which is comprised of the American Burn Association (the national organization for burn care providers) and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors (the national organization of burn survivors and those who care for them). In 2008, our efforts as the two leading national organizations were formalized to work together to establish standards for aftercare for those impacted by burn trauma in the areas of rehabilitation and reintegration.
Advancing research and program development focused on interventions that improve long-term quality of life. Our community is actively participating in research studies focused on interventions that support and enhance quality of life for those living with a burn injury in the family. Read more about our research participation efforts in our blog.
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