Monday, June 12, 2017 KY Senate Recognizes #ChoosePT and 'Phenomenal' APTA Members APTA's #ChoosePT antiopioid campaign is reaching millions of Americans thanks to the work of both the national association and its individual chapters. Apparently, these efforts haven't escaped the notice of the Kentucky state senate, which issued a proclamation commending the campaign and thanking APTA's "phenomenal" members for their work. The proclamation, approved on June 1, recognizes APTA and #ChoosePT for educating the public on the "life changing effects of physical therapy as an alternative to painkillers." The motion was introduced by Sen Jimmy Higdon. "Inasmuch as the American Physical Therapy Association, with the dedication and hard work of its phenomenal membership, has earned a stellar reputation for its invaluable contributions to the healthcare industry and to the overall health and well-being of patients in America, said honoree is offered sincere commendation and gratitude for its continued service in this most worthwhile and consequential endeavor; and is extended best wishes for every future success as it continues to labor for the health of all Americans," the proclamation states. "I'm grateful that the Kentucky Senate has not only recognized the #ChoosePT campaign but also the incredible efforts of our membership," said APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD. "From the moment we began work on the campaign, the Kentucky Chapter has been an enthusiastic partner in extending the message to its state. The opioid epidemic continues to take lives and devastate families and communities on a daily basis. It's crucial that we unify in our effort to stop this public health crisis." The #ChoosePT campaign also has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives, which named APTA's #ChoosePT public service announcement the winner of a Gold Circle Award for best video of the year.