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Federal Government Affairs Committee

Committee Chair

Eva Norman

Word from the Committee Chair

MNPTA works closely with the American Physical Therapy Association to advocate for physical therapy on a federal level. The MNPTA Federal Government Affairs Committee is dedicated to pursuing APTA’s legislative agenda by monitoring, initiating, and reacting to federal governmental affairs and activities throughout the year. If you are interested in getting involved, let us know you are interested by submitting a Contact the Co-chair form below.. 

 

 

MN APTA Attendees at 2012 Day on Capitol Hill

Purpose

The MNPTA Federal Government Affairs Committee will work to educate members of the Minnesota’s Congressional delegation and other policy makers about the importance of physical therapy, advocate on behalf of pertinent federal legislation and ensure the members of MNPTA are well informed about our legislative activities.

Goals

  • Develop strategies to increase Congressional awareness about the importance of physical therapy and the transformative role it plays in our nation’s health care system
  • Develop relationships with key members of Congress and other policy makers to help advance APTA and MNPTA supported bills through the legislative process
  • Increase awareness of our federal legislative activities with MNPTA members and implement strategies to see greater member engagement in our advocacy efforts

Federal Advocacy Forum

The Federal Advocacy Forum is a conference where members from across the country unite on Capitol Hill to advocate for the profession and for patients regarding important issues to physical therapy. It is a wonderful opportunity to educate legislators. They want to hear from constituents. We truly make a difference together.
 
We have seen the profound impact advocacy can have on the profession of physical therapy. APTA has always been able to count on an extremely “deep bench” of seasoned advocates who have continued to move the needle in the halls of Congress.
 
Since students are the future of APTA, the MNPTA Federal Advocacy Forum Student Scholarship was started in 2010 to educate and mentor students on the importance of advocacy. It has been a life changing experience for every student who has participated. They are continuing to carry the torch and impress upon legislators the transformative power of physical therapy and impact it has on the lives of millions of Americans. Click here to read the reflection essays from the 2017 MNPTA Federal Advocacy Forum Student Scholarship winners.
 
We encourage every member to join us in the future. Learn Educate Advocate, Our Patients & Physical Therapy are Counting on Us!

Contact the Committee Chair

Would you like to know more about this committee? Are you interested in volunteering your time? If you have a comment, question, or would like to volunteer, click here to fill out the contact form. A chair will be in touch with you soon.

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