A groundbreaking plan to jumpstart physical therapist research in health services and health policy is about to take a big step toward becoming a reality. The Foundation for Physical Therapy has announced that is has released its request for applications for a $2.5 million grant to create a “Center of Excellence” (COE) that would serve as a one-of-a-kind center focused … Read full post
In an effort to go green, DPTA has decided to implement an electronic format of the newsletter. The newsletter will still be distributed 3 times year, however, instead of receiving it in the mail, all DPTA members will receive the newsletter via email. We’ll also post copies of the latest newsletter on the website.
The spring newsletter is scheduled to … Read full post
APTA members from across the country met with their legislators on Capitol Hill this week to discuss issues impacting the physical therapy profession as part of the APTA Federal Advocacy Forum, a 3-day event that focuses on the importance of educating legislators on the role, value, and interests of physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs).
The Forum featured … Read full post
DPTA’s 4th Annual Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, August 6 (shotgun start at 1:00 pm) at Maple Dale Country Club, Dover, Delaware.
The tournament is a Scramble format with a 1:00 shotgun start. Lunch (12:00 pm), on-course beverages, and dinner will be provided. There will be trophies for the Low Gross and Low Net Team, prizes for the … Read full post
Please join us on May 8 to discuss the motions being brought to the House at the 2014 House of Delegates. The meeting will be held at the University of Delaware, Physical Therapy Program, STAR Campus, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.
APTA has created a week long initiative called Membership Matters, which occurs April 14-20 and aims to spread the word about the importance of APTA membership. Let’s face it, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of membership to APTA. Quite simply, as an individual membership organization APTA wouldn’t exist without our members. Period.
DPTA’s very own Chief Delegate Cathy Haines Ciolek, PT, DPT, GC has been selected by APTA’s Board of Directors to receive the Lucy Blair Service Award!
The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and honor physical therapist members of the Association whose contributions to the Association as a whole, at both the Association level and the component level, like … Read full post
We encourage DPTA members to submit nominations for the 2014 State Legislative Leadership Award, which recognizes the work of an individual APTA member on behalf of a component’s 2014 state legislative efforts. This year’s recipient will travel to Seattle, Washington for the APTA State Policy & Payment Forum, September 13-15.
The recipient also will be recognized on APTA’s website and … Read full post