The ITEM Coalition is devoted to raising awareness and building support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices, technologies, and related services for people with disabilities and chronic conditions. The coalition is consumer-led and includes a diverse set of disability organizations, aging organizations, other consumer groups, voluntary health associations, and non-profit provider associations.


Most Recent Advocacy Efforts

August 22, 2017

July 7, 2017

June 27, 2017

  • Congressional Briefing and Hill Visits: The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM), the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR), and the Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB) held a Congressional Briefing on The Value of Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services and Devices in America’s Healthcare System.  For details and video, click here.

June 13, 2017

May 25, 2017

May 24, 2017

May 18, 2017


Policy Priorities

The ITEM Coalition’s 2017 Policy Priorities can be found here.