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Idaho Members Elect New Faces During 2019 Election
Idaho Insight Email Newsletter, November 20, 2019

In addition to reelecting John Gardunia as IPTA vice president and Chandra Price as PTA Caucus Rep, members also elected Evan Papa as treasurer, Renee Hawkins as chief delegate, Darin Jernigan as delegate, and Jeff Box as a Nominating Committee member during the Chapter Meeting election on Saturday, October 26 as part of the 2019 IPTA Fall Conference. These leaders assumed their roles immediately following the Chapter Meeting.


 
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APTA Council of Health Systems Seeks Idaho Rep
Idaho Insight Email Newsletter, November 20, 2019

The APTA Council of Health Systems PT is looking for a representative from Idaho who will serve as a liaison regarding health system PT practice. 

The council has active committees related to quality, electronic health records, webinars (which are free to all members of APTA), and conference programming at NEXT. This is a great opportunity for health system PTs and PTAs to share information such as best practices, to ask questions related to how other health systems are tackling issues (such as productivity and staffing), and to just learn from other health system experiences.

The council has two member meetings – one at CSM and one at NEXT – and interacts throughout the year on the council’s APTA Hub community.

Visit the council’s web page for more information. To volunteer for this council position, please email info@ptidaho.org.


 

 
House of Delegates Motions Align with APTA Vision
July 24, 2019
 
2019 House of Delegates photo
Motions passed during APTA’s annual policy-setting conference, the 2019 APTA House of Delegates, definitely had a theme that is consistent with the APTA Vision of Transforming society by Optimizing Movement to Improve the Human Experience. House delegates made a clear statement that APTA “supports efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve the association, profession and society. “
 
The House unanimously approved the definition of the movement system as “integration of body systems that generate and maintain movement at all levels of bodily function, a complex behavior within a specific context…. Influenced by social, environmental and personal factors.” This is a definition the House and the APTA Board of Directors has worked on for years and it strengthens the APTA’s efforts to promote a critical component of our identity.
 
In addition, delegates took a stand on gun violence, vaccination schedules, and improving health literacy. In all we voted on 70 motions, which you can read more about here.
 
Besides myself, James Ralph (delegate), Jon Gardunia (delegate and IPTA vice president) and Chandra Price (PTA Caucus Representative) represented Idaho during the House, which took place in Chicago from June 10-12.
 
I continue to be impressed and empowered by the commitment of the Delegates and APTA in directing the association to better serve society and the profession of physical therapy.
 
Davee Mussmann, PT, DPT
IPTA Chief Delegate
 
PICTURED ABOVE (from left): Jon Gardunia, IPTA Vice President; Chandra Price, IPTA PTA Caucus Representative; James Ralphs, IPTA Delegate; Davee Mussman, IPTA Chief Delegate; Derek Gerber, IPTA President and Alan Crothers, Special Committee member of the House of Delegates
 

 

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