APTA's new Joining Forces Initiative (JFI) webpage includes background on this comprehensive national initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, EdD, to mobilize all sectors of society to give service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. JFI is designed to bring attention to the unique needs and strength of America's military families while showcasing the skills and dedication of America's veterans and military spouses. The initiative will highlight employment, education, and wellness as issues of special importance to military families across the country.
As an invited participant in JFI, APTA has made several commitments to ensure that the nation's military personnel and their families receive the care they deserve and that physical therapists have the best, most up-to-date information on traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and postcombat depression.
Access the webpage to learn more about APTA's commitment to JFI and find education, advocacy, and related resources on TBI and PTSD.