INAPTA Spring Meeting
The Importance and Impact of Public Policy Advocacy on Physical Therapist Practice and Societal Health
When: April 27, 2019, 9:00 – 3:30
Speaker: Kip Schick, PT, DPT, MBA
- Breakfast & Lunch Provided
- Registration Opening in early March
This course will focus broadly on the importance that advocacy has with impacting physical therapist practice as well as the health of individuals and society. Specific topics will include the speaker’s background in legislative, public policy, and practice-based advocacy initiatives at the local, state, and national level. The course will include an in-depth discussion of advocacy experiences and opportunities within the INAPTA and APTA.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the key reasons why advocacy is important to advance physical therapist practice;
- Identify strategies to use when advocating on any issue related to legislation, rules and regulations, payment, and/or practice;
- List important factors that influence the outcomes with advocacy, including specific examples from the past;
- Cite specific evidence that has changed the ways in which the physical therapy profession advocates on a broad range of issues that include and extend beyond physical therapy;
- Recognize key advocacy issues at the national level, including the APTA, the APTA House of Delegates, US Congress, and Federal agencies; and
- Understand current issues that impact physical therapist practice in Indiana.
- 8:15 – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 am – 12:15 pm The Importance and Impact of Public Policy Advocacy on Physical Therapist Practice and Societal Health
- 12:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch for Those Attending the INAPTA Board Meeting
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm District Leadership Meeting & Strategic Plan Review Groups
- 2:00 – 3:30 pm INAPTA Board Meeting
Kip Schick, PT, DPT, MBA, has extensive advocacy experience at the local, state, and national levels. Since 2016, Kip has served as a Director on the APTA Board of Directors, and in this role he has been a member of the APTA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee since 2017.Prior to serving on the APTA Board of Directors, Kip served as President of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association for six years from 2010-2016, and during this time he led several successful legislative initiatives impacting physical therapist practice, including x-ray ordering, concussion management, and Medicaid prior authorization reform. Kip served as a delegate to the APTA House of Delegates for more than 10 years and has attended and presented at numerous advocacy related conferences nationally. At work, Kip works for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison where he also advocates on practice and payment issues in his role as the Director of Clinics and Wellness as well as the Interim Director of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.