District Ambassador Program Launched

  District Ambassador Job Description
  District Ambassador Program Description
  District Ambassador Nomination Form

The physical therapy profession is currently facing many challenges such as decreasing reimbursement, administrative delays in licensing, an ongoing identity crisis about our role and importance on the medical triage team.

One of our primary objectives this upcoming year for APTA Hawaii  is to build a strong network of PTs, PTAs and students to help move our profession forward and, in return, benefitting everyone including our patients and the community. That is why we are excited to roll out an inclusive way to connect all PT, PTAs and students in the state with our new District Ambassadors Program!

The District Ambassadors program allows representatives from our four largest islands to be liaisons between their island and APTA Hawaii. This will allow for continued assessment of the island’s needs, continued communication and assessment of any programs implemented, and ensure that the APTA Hawaii has YOUR best interest in mind so that the APTA Hawaii can continue to work for YOU.

In order to fairly select District Ambassadors and ensure that each ambassador is a true representative  of that region, each county (Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai) will nominate and vote for their own ambassador. Two District Ambassadors from each county will be appointed. This is a revolutionary move in the APTA  which allows any licensed PT/PTA, practicing within one of  four counties, or a current PTA or PT student regardless of APTA membership to be nominated as a  District Ambassador starting 12/1/2022 to 12/30/22. Nominees will be announced on 1/1/2023. Voting for each nominee will commence immediately after and final selection will be announced by January 30, 2023.

For additional questions or if you would like to schedule a presentation to learn more about the  program, please feel free to reach out to our Public Relations Chair at meynardpt@gmail.com

Ross Lum
Membership Committee Chair

One thought on “District Ambassador Program Launched

  • Deborah Weber

    As a private practice owner, I stronly believe that private practice is underrepresented and therefore faces many more challenges in a large hospital dominated system as that which exists here is Hawaii. I would like to see someone nominated who will represent us both locally and at the national APTA level who has the insterests of private practioners in mind.

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