The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is committed to assisting its members and chapters with the financial costs of performing advocacy efforts.
Chapters may seek grant funding from the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy to assist with financial costs of defending the scope of current and emerging areas of orthopaedic physical therapy practice, and supporting legislative and regulatory efforts related to grass roots advocacy efforts. By offsetting the expense of performing advocacy efforts via an Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Advocacy grant, the chapter will be able to use its own financial resources on other activities associated with legislative and regulatory efforts related to the promotion of issues in the Physical Therapy Practice.
In situations in which a chapter seeks grant funding for support of advocacy efforts, the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s Practice Committee will use the following criteria to determine the need for assistance and make appropriate recommendations for approval to the Academy’s Executive Committee.
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