About the Award
The Public Service Award, established in 1991 by APTA's Board of Directors, annually recognizes individuals who have demonstrated distinctive support for the physical therapy profession at a national level.
Individuals from the following categories are eligible for nomination:
- members of Congress and congressional staff,
- members of a state legislature,
- federal agency officials,
- health and legislative association staff, and
- celebrities and public figures.
- the nomination form (.pdf),
- a letter of nomination, and
- other supporting documentation, such as letters of support, detailing why the nominee should receive the award.
The nominations call for the Public Service Award is now open. Nominations must be submitted to Michael Matlack by Friday, January 18, 2019.
What Recipients Receive
The award will be presented to the recipient during the 2017 Federal Advocacy Forum. The recipient
will also receive recognition on APTA's website, as well as in PT in Motion and PT in Motion: News.
If you have any questions about the nomination process or the award, contact Alissa Patanarut at 800/999-2782, ext. 3154.