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World Burn Congress The World Burn Congress is an annual international conference that brings together burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and fire service personnel. The World Burn Congress creates an environment where laughing, crying, sharing stories, experiences, ideas and expertise are encouraged in a celebration of life and healing.

SOAR: Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery program provides a structured volunteer peer support training in the healthcare arena. A peer supporter is someone who understands, who provides the "voice of experience" and is a positive role model for burn patients and their families.

The SOAR program makes it easier for hospital burn centers to offer peer support for their patients by providing training for peer support volunteers and health care team members.

Burn Support News A quarterly news publications which contains articles on the emotional, psychological, and social aspects of burn recovery. Each issue includes feature stories on burn survivors and their family members who are successfully traveling the road to recovery.

Burn Support News also includes information about burn prevention programs, the latest news in the burn community, original works written by burn survivors, and information on burn safety legislation.

Resource Library The Phoenix Society holds a growing library of books, videos and other audiovisual materials for burn survivors, caregivers, and burn care professionals.

Advocacy Often those affected by the pain of a burn injury or death find meaning in their experience by becoming advocates for change. As a national organization, The Phoenix Society's efforts are focused on policy development and legislative measures that would have a permanent impact on decreasing burn injuries or improving the care of those with burn injuries. We disseminate information and educate our members so that they can become active in promoting change.

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Summary of The Phoenix Society's Activities and Programs

Contact Information

Spectrum Health Blodgett Regional Burn Center
(616) 774-7670, Toll Free (800) 554-2876

The Phoenix Society
(616) 458-2773, Toll Free (800) 888-2876