Advocacy is the responsibility of all occupational therapy practitioners. This session will provide information to engage the participant to determine personal action steps toward advocating on behalf of the profession. Actionable benchmarks at the local, state, and national level will be discussed.
Course created on February 1, 2022
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional Issues, 03914; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Professional/Health Care Related (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-895730; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the importance of grassroots advocacy efforts for the profession and the clients served by occupational therapy practitioners.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the three AOTA public policy teams and their respective responsibilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify two ways to personally connect with elected officials to promote occupational therapy.
|5-10 Minutes||Advocating at the Local and State Levels - Introduction|
|10-15 Minutes||State Occupational Therapy Association Advocacy|
|15-20 Minutes||Grassroot Efforts at the Local and State Level|
|20-25 Minutes||State Political Action Committees|
|25-30 Minutes||Advocating at the National Level – Introduction|
|30-35 Minutes||AOTA – Federal, Regulatory, & State Affairs|
|35-40 Minutes||Grassroot Efforts at the National Level|
|40-45 Minutes||American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC)|
|45-55 Minutes||Creating a Personal Advocacy Action Plan|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
EdD, MHA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Yvonne Randall, EdD, MHA, OTR/L, FAOTA, is CEO of Caballito, LLC. She is the owner and Director of the future Town Square©® in Las Vegas, Nevada. A long-time educator, Dr. Randall has taught in occupational therapy, occupational therapy assistant, occupational science, educational leadership, and special education/early childhood education academic programs for over twenty-five years. Passionate about her profession she served as Chairperson of the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC) from 2016 – 2021. Other volunteer service roles include Treasurer – Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO: USA) (2014 – 2017), Speaker – AOTA Representative Assembly (2010 – 2013), Member – AOTA Board of Directors (2010 – 2013), President – Nevada Occupational Therapy Association (1999 – 2003) and Mentor – AOTA Emerging Leaders Development Program (2011 – 2019). Dr. Randall received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University, Master of Healthcare Administration from Chapman University, and Doctor of Education in Special Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 03914. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Issues Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Professional/Health care related (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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