Ethics Policy

It is the policy of Amputee Coalition that its employees and board members uphold the highest standards of ethical, professional behavior.  To that end, these employees and board members shall dedicate themselves to carrying out the mission of this organization and shall:

1) Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties.

2) Act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance personal and professional honor, integrity and the dignity of the profession.

3) Treat with respect and consideration all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital or family status, disability, age or national origin.

4) Engage in carrying out Coalition's mission in a professional manner.

5) Collaborate with and support other professionals in carrying out the Coalition's mission.

6) Build professional reputations on the merit of services and refrain from competing unfairly with others.

7) Recognize that the chief function of the Coalition at all times is to serve the best interests of its constituency.

8) Accept as a personal duty the responsibility to keep up to date on emerging issues and to conduct themselves with professional competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency, and effectiveness.

9) Respect the structure and responsibilities of the board of directors, provide them with facts and advice as a basis for their making policy decisions, and uphold and implement policies adopted by the board of directors.

10) Keep the community informed about issues affecting it.

11) Conduct organizational and operational duties with positive leadership exemplified by open communication, creativity, dedication, and compassion.

12) Exercise whatever discretionary authority they have under the law to carry out the mission of the organization.

13) Serve with respect, concern, courtesy, and responsiveness in carrying out the organization's mission.

14) Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in such activities.

15) Avoid any interest or activity that is in conflict with the conduct of their official duties.

16) Respect and protect privileged information to which they have access in the course of their official duties.

17) Strive for personal and professional excellence and encourage the professional developments of others.

Our History

In 1986, a small group of amputee support group leaders recognized the need for an organization dedicated to the needs of people with limb loss, their families and healthcare providers.

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Our Mission & Goals

To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

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Our Impact

Whether we reach new amputees with critical recovery information, fight for fair insurance laws or provide tips to make living with limb loss easier, the Amputee Coalition's work impacts lives every day.

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Our Leadership

The Board of Directors is the governing body responsible to the public for the Amputee Coalition’s mission and effectiveness. They establish the strategic direction of the organization.

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ACCOUNTABILITY

BBB Accredited Charity

The Amputee Coalition holds high rankings from Charity Navigator and meets all BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.