In January, APTA attended the launch of the Joining Forces Initiative (JFI), a national effort that partners the health care community with federal agencies to develop resources and educational materials to fully engage providers in meeting the needs of the nation's service members with traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and postcombat depression. Once developed, practitioners across the country will be able to access the provider-specific information, publications, and toolkits from 1 central location. Eventually, every organization involved will seek to have its own member-specific site to disperse information that helps soldiers return to the battlefield or start their new lives.
As part of its involvement, APTA has made 5 commitments to JFI related to educating members, including 1 commitment to partner with other therapy associations to share educational and training resources. Hear more about these commitments in this prerecorded podcast.