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  • Get Involved: Flash Action September 8-10 Will Focus on PTs and Concussion Management

    Led by students in physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) programs, APTA members will focus their energies on advocating for the role of PTs and PTAs in the management of youth sports concussions when this year's Flash Action Strategy (FAS) takes place September 8-10. The innovative concentrated advocacy effort will use the APTA Legislative Action Center to contact members of Congress to effect change in this crucial area of health care—and you're invited to be part of the action.

    Getting involved is easy. APTA has prepared resources and provided a prewritten letter on this issue. Beginning Monday, September 8, APTA members can e-mail their legislators using the Legislative Action Center. Nonmembers and patients can use the Patient Action Center. You can also watch the announcements on the APTA Student Assembly Facebook page and Twitter feed (@APTASA) for updates on this important advocacy initiative. In the meantime, spread the word using graphics available for download on the FAS webpage!

    Last year's FAS supporting the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act was the most successful advocacy effort in APTA history, with nearly 21,000 letters sent to Congress in only 72 hours. Hopes are that this year's effort will break that record. The FAS is a student-led campaign organized by the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors in conjunction with APTA.

    Details on the FAS, and a video that provides some background to the effort, are available on the Flash Action Strategy webpage.

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