The Foundation for Physical Therapy raised over $150,000 for the Center of Excellence (COE) for Health Services/Health Policy Research Campaign during the 2013 APTA Private Practice Conference and Exposition, an achievement reached in large part through support from APTA Private Practice Section (PPS) board members and the Institute of Private Practice Physical Therapy.
The 2013 PPS annual conference was held in November in New Orleans. There, PPS and Institute board members supported the Foundation's fundraising efforts as a way to respond to the physical therapy profession's urgent need for data supporting innovative practice models, access to evidenced-based physical therapy services, and efforts to attain fair reimbursement. PPS has been a strong supporter of the Foundation for more than a decade, donating nearly $300,000 including a $120,000 contribution to the COE initiative in 2013.
In a press release, Foundation President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, is quoted as saying, “We are extremely grateful to the leadership of the Private Practice Section and the Institute of Private Practice Physical Therapy, and the PPS members." The recent donations will help the Foundation reach its goal of surpassing the $3 million needed to fully establish the COE, an institution that will train the next generation of physical therapist investigators.
Contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy are tax-deductible and can be made online or sent to its headquarters at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, e-mail Barbara Malm or call 800/875-1378.
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