Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Last January, PT4PT (Physical Therapists for Physical Therapy) launched an exciting new concept “Our Pack for Your PAC” to help with fundraising for political advocacy projects of physical therapists nationwide. Because PTs always need quality electrodes, they are sold at a discount for only $1.97 per pack as a fundraiser tool for state PT PACs, with 50 cents of each pack going to the organization of the buyers choice.
PT4PT now wants to extend a warm welcome to four PACs who have joined the fundraising campaign in this important work:
Alabama: The ALAPTA PAC seeks to encourage the increased involvement of physical therapists in influencing and making a positive impact on state policies and laws. ALAPTA seeks to assist physical therapists wanting a way to contribute financial support at the grassroots level to help elect candidates to the state legislature who have responded positively to the aims and goals of the physical therapy profession.
Florida: The Sunshine State’s FPT-PAC is working hard to break down barriers to Florida’s citizens’ ability to receive physical therapy services. They strive to educate lawmakers, update the PT Practice Act and make their presence known in legislative circles. They are working to remove barriers to patients having direct access to physical therapy services as well continued care.
Missouri: It was 45 years ago that the “Show Me” state’s Missouri PT Practice Act was put in place – thanks to the contributions by PTs to the PT PAC of Missouri, additional legislation was enacted that promoted fairer copays and protected the PT practice act from possible infringement.
Tennessee: Due to growing concern for increases in out of pocket expenses to physical therapy services consumers, many of whom see PTs for multiple visits, the additional burden may prevent accessing PT care. “Volunteer State” Tennessee PTs are involved with their Tennessee Physical Therapy PAC to see to it that every patient who needs PT services gets them.
Enrollment in the program is free – just check out the website at http://www.pt4pt.org, where everyone can also watch ‘real time’ accrual of the contributions! Be sure to ‘like’ PT4PT on Facebook, follow PT4PTORG on Twitter, and view the PT4PT Chat video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/LXOteen5NDY. PT Students: encourage schools to join!
Don’t forget to visit PT4PT on booth #231 at the 2014 Private Practice Section Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver, Colorado, November 6 & 7, 2014.