To engage physical therapy students in advocacy to advance the physical therapist profession, the Student Assembly Board of Directors (SABoD) and APTA have teamed up to implement a Flash Action Strategy (FAS) to initiate student support for the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (HR 1252/S 602), legislation reintroduced in the 113th Congress to include physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps. The FAS is a student-driven strategy to send letters to Congress on this issue during a 72-hour period April 23-25. Education programs across the country have been asked to RSVP that they will send a letter through APTA's Legislative Action Center or Patient Action Center during this time, with the goal of producing 16,000 letters to Congress. The FAS affords a unique opportunity for students to participate in advocacy and unite with fellow peers on a national scale on a single issue.
More information can be found at www.apta.org/FAS.
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