Shape the Future of APTA Maryland
APTA Maryland is the voice for our members. Our goals, vision, and legislative priorities are set by you, our members.
Over the last 5 years, the Chapter’s priority legislation included the PT Compact (passed in 2019), and fair copays (introduced in 2022 and is currently in a summer study). These efforts took years of educating legislators and getting sponsors to support these efforts.
As we prepare for 2023 and our new strategic plan, we are looking to set or future advocacy goals. Please take this brief survey to help us shape our future.
Protecting and Promoting Public Health
Issues related to public health and human rights should never be partisan. We believe that health professions’ organizations are obliged to take action to protect and promote public health. To that end, APTAMD monitors and supports public policy that addresses equity, appropriate payment, and better care delivery (social issues that affect public health and human rights.)
Examples legislation we we testified in support of:
Maryland Health Equity Resource Act [Passed]
Public Health – Maryland Commission on Health Equity (The Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Health Equity Act of 2021) [Passed]
Public Health – Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities [Passed]
Public Health – Data – Race and Ethnicity Information [Passed]
APTA Maryland continues to work on increasing member value and engagement, and implementing the Chapter’s vision to empower the diverse communities in Maryland to advance health and wellness by optimizing movement and function.
Our current strategic plan ends this year and we are working to set future goals for the chapter and profession.
APTAMD fosters excellence in the profession of physical therapy by advocating, educating, and promoting best practices to improve the human experience of the diverse society we represent and serve.
Transforming the diverse communities in Maryland to advance health and wellness by optimizing movement and function across the lifespan.
Strategic Plan Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, current legislative priorities, and enriching our diversity, equity, and inclusion activities.