The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) reports that hundreds of occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and students from across the nation will meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill during the organization’s annual Hill Day, September 24, to discuss key legislative issues affecting the profession and state of health care.
The event was created by the AOTA to allow health care professionals to bring their concerns straight to their state’s lawmakers. In this way, participants can offer solutions, ask questions, and listen to guest speakers on the topics that affect their work. The AOTA notes that the event saw more than 400 occupational therapy practitioners and students last year.
Tim Nanof, AOTA director of federal affairs, calls Capitol Hill day, “the highlight of AOTA’s ongoing grassroots efforts to empower our members and educate congress. It is fun, exciting, and critically important to supporting AOTA’S federal legislative agenda.”