Mission and Goals

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AARC Vision Statement

The AARC will be the leading organization to advance the profession of respiratory care worldwide.

AARC Mission Statement

The AARC is the foremost professional association promoting respiratory therapists.


The AARC will serve its members and engage, elevate, advocate, and educate the respiratory care profession.

  1. Engage — We will build and strengthen a diverse and inclusive professional community.
  2. Elevate — We will advance the recognition and role of respiratory therapists.
  3. Advocate — We will champion policies and initiatives that enhance access to respiratory care.
  4. Educate — We will deliver premier evidence-based learning opportunities and promote the art and science of respiratory care.

Learn more about our Vision, Mission, and Strategy.

Revised: July 2014; Sept. 2014; Feb. 2017; Dec. 2018; May 2023

Heading to the New Era

Elevate | Engage | Advocate | Educate