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Congress has a unique opportunity to improve care in rural and underserved areas of the country while opening an avenue for PTs to an important student loan repayment program. And now it's time for action.

That's why the 2022 APTA Flash Action Strategy is so important. The focus of this year's student-led, two-day online event, to be held Sept. 14 and 15, is on a priority bill, the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (H.R. 3759/S. 2676). This bipartisan legislation would allow physical therapists to participate in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, in turn helping to ensure that individuals in rural and underserved areas have access to needed care.

Because the event is centered on social media, participation is easy. And the high-energy push isn't restricted to students — it's open to everyone.

Still not sure what a "flash action" is all about? Visit APTA's Flash Action Strategy webpage for a general overview, and check out two quick videos: one featuring students and another from Chase Kuhn, SPT, president of the APTA Student Assembly.  

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