The Flash Action Strategy (FAS) is an annual student led advocacy campaign organized by the Student Assembly Board of Directors in conjunction with APTA to educate students on legislative issues impacting physical therapy and promote advocacy.
This year, students (and PTs and PTAs) are encouraged to use APTA's action centers from September 8-10 to send letters asking legislators to support the role of physical therapists in youth sports concussions by cosponsoring the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (H.R. 3532) and the Supporting Athletes, Families, and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth Act (S. 2718/H.R. 5324).
We still need your help! Even though this year's Flash Action Strategy effort has ended, you can still take action in 60 seconds or less:
Learn more about efforts related to concussion management legislation.
Don't Stop There! Spread the Word!
Taking action is so easy, your peers should do it too! Make sure to spread the word. Watch for announcements on Facebook and Twitter and share the posts with your followers. Or use the graphics below to create your own messages.
Tools You Can Use
Click on the images to download larger graphics for social media or e-mail promotions:
In the inaugural Flash Action Strategy, April 23-25, 2013, 20,945 letters to Congress were generated in support of Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013 (HR 1252/S 602).
Contact Lisa McLaughlin
Executive Director, APTA Student Assembly