WPTA's Academic Liaison Committee is excited to announce Billy Bruggink, SPT, as the recipient of the 2019 Graduating Student Scholarship. Billy will receive a $300 scholarship toward his first year of professional membership in the APTA/WPTA. Congratulations Billy!
Population Health Champions Inaugural Meeting
June 18, 2019 - 1-2 pm EST
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APTA's strategic plan includes "elevating the quality of care provided by PTS and PTAs", specifically "expanding access to physical therapy in primary care settings and employer health and wellness programs." In keeping with the Association's strategic plan, APTA is embarking on an exciting new venture to introduce population health to the practice of physical therapy and has established a workgroup to guide the effort.
To increase national awareness and adoption, APTA seeks to establish a population health champion in each state Chapter. The designated champion should have an interest in population health and be willing to help spread the word. They do not need to be an expert. We hope you or someone you know will be interested in advancing this work.
To get a head start on connecting with others in this space sign up for the Council on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness council and subscribe to the Population Health Forum by clicking on Population Health forum's link and then on the heart next to the left of your screen.
This year the WPT-Fund Trustees were pleased to award 23 scholarships totaling $7,600. All students receiving scholarships must first demonstrate financial need. The total debt reported by all students equaled $2.3 million dollars, averaging $93,000! Congratulations to the 2019 WPT-Fund scholarship winners.
Chris Crivello Community Service Award - $1000
WPT-Fund Scholars Awards - $300 per student
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Katelyn De Starkey
Concordia University of Wisconsin
The WPT-PAC is challenging all PTs, PTAs and students in the state to participate in the PAC Cup Challenge! Here are the rules:
Watch WPTA President Connie Kittleson explain why PAC donations are important and demonstrate her cup balancing skills!
The WPTA wishes to congratulate Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Reenie Kavalar, PT for being recognized by the APTA!
Bryan Heiderscheit was awarded the Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA.
Reenie Kavalar received the Lucy Blair Service Award.
They will be recognized during the Honors & Awards Ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 5:30–6:30 pm, at the NEXT 2019 Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony, and we encourage our members to attend this celebration!