Help make a difference: Learn more about the APTA Advocacy Grassroots Network
APTA relies on its network of dedicated grassroots activists to bring physical therapy issues to the attention of Members of Congress and other policy makers. There are many ways to get involved, including hosting a practice visit with your elected representatives, as well as becoming a Federal Affairs Liaison, Key Contact, or PTeam member.
Physical Therapy Grassroots Toolkit
This toolkit was created to encourage APTA members to learn more about the legislative process and become actively involved in advocating for their profession.
In Part I you will learn about the federal legislative process and the tools APTA has created to encourage advocacy efforts by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants throughout the country. In Part II you will learn advanced advocacy activities that can be used once you have familiarized yourself with the beginner advocacy activities and are comfortable hosting advocacy events yourself such as practice visits and fundraisers. Finally, in Part III we bring it all together for a unified advocacy message and point out additional advocacy resources for interested advocates.
The PTeam grassroots network is a vital link to APTA’s success on Capitol Hill. All PTeam members receive updates on federal legislation including Action Alerts, newsletters, and Information Bulletins. Through the alerts, PTeam members are asked to contact their members of Congress on particular issues of concern to their patients and the physical therapy profession.
Any APTA member can join the PTeam and stay up-to-date on the latest legislative and regulatory news impacting the physical therapy profession.
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