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  • #ChoosePT Named 1 of the Country's Top Public Awareness Campaigns

    As APTA's #ChoosePT national opioid awareness campaign continues to gain momentum, it's also gaining recognition, most recently by earning a highly prestigious "Power of A" gold award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

    The Power of A awards "highlight the association community's valuable contributions to society on the local, national and global level," according to ASAE. "They honor the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals in the areas of strengthening lives, forging a more trained and highly competitive workforce, enhancing the economy, driving innovation and making a better world." The Power of A awards are among the highest honors given out by the society.

    According to APTA Chief Executive Officer Justin Moore, PT, DPT, the Power of A award is particularly special.

    "The Power of A awards recognize efforts to make the world a better place," Moore said. "This award is perfectly aligned with our profession's vision to transform society. We are proud that the #ChoosePT campaign is highlighting the ability of physical therapists to be positive change agents in this national drug crisis."

    This isn't the first honor the #ChoosePT campaign has received: in April, the #ChoosePT public service announcement was named Best Video of the Year by ASAE; and in early June, the Kentucky state senate issued a proclamation lauding the campaign and APTA's "phenomenal" members.

    ASAE includes more than 35,000 members representing nearly 7,500 organizations across the country. APTA will be formally recognized at the 18th Annual Summit Awards Dinner October 4 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

    Want to support the #ChoosePT campaign? Access the campaign toolkit or contact APTA public relations staff to find out how you can get involved.

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    • Way to go, APTA staff & member leaders! If we don't promote the benefits provided by PTs & PTAs, certainly no one else will.

      Posted by John O. Barr, PT, PhD, FAPTA on 7/5/2017 4:51 PM

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