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  • Student Led Advocacy Effort on Physical Therapist Workforce Legislation

    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.


    • Please consider including physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps. Also please consider including physical therapists in the loan forgiveness program because PT school is very expensive. Our daughter is currently in PT school and already has large student loans. Thank you so much in advance for reviewing these issues.

      Posted by Patricia Soileau on 4/23/2013 8:51 PM

    • Great writeup indeed. Nice to find the post related to my searching criteria

      Posted by physical therapy nj on 5/8/2013 3:24 AM

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