On June 16th, PPS’ Key Contact Subcommittee hosted a webinar to teach PPS Key Contacts how to request and schedule an in-clinic visit with Members of Congress during the August recess. Attendees learned how to convey the value of their practice to the community to their elected officials—both in terms of providing physical therapy care as well as the importance of restoring patients' physical function. If you missed it or want to watch it again, click here and head over to the "Grassroots Advocacy" tab.
Throughout the year, your lawmakers hear from hundreds of different healthcare providers, so it’s important to help them visualize you, your private practice outpatient clinic, as well as the patients you serve. This is something that all PPS members are invited to do. If you aren’t sure who your representative is or whose district your clinic is located in, check here. The in-person, in-clinic meetings that take place in August will start the conversation about the value of physical therapy by spotlighting the issues that directly impact private practice. Then in September, APTA’s advocacy event will act as a continuation of that conversation.
- June 23 – obtain the scheduler’s email
- July 1 – email the scheduler and request an in-clinic visit