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Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Strategic Plan 2018-2020

MISSION STATEMENT 

Empower our members to optimize movement system performance for those impacted by neurologic conditions.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leading innovators in neurologic physical therapy practice, education, and research.  

Core Values

  • Service - To the profession and to those we serve
  • Knowledge translation - To connect evidence to care and care to evidence
  • Innovation - To drive advancements in research, education, and practice
  • Collaboration - To pursue meaningful partnerships
  • Professional development - To grow leaders in the profession

Mission critical current activites

  • Development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and other evidence-based documents targeted toward clinically relevant questions
  • Knowledge translation activities to support the implementation of CPGs into practice
  • Knowledge translation training and grants to support specific knowledge translation projects
  • Establishment of the Synapse Education Center with development of online educational opportunities that support dissemination of research findings and clinical challenges
  • Ongoing commitment to face-to-face educational offerings which meet clinician needs and grow academy leaders
  • Ongoing commitment and encouragement to dialog between researchers and clinicians through funding support and opportunity for presentation of results
  • Increasing depth and breadth of advocacy efforts to influence the climate impacting practice, education, and research
  • First ever, International Vestibular conference bringing together interdisciplinary researchers, educators, and practitioners
  • Ongoing commitment to clinical specialization, residency, and fellowship development to add depth to the practice environment
  • Increasing outreach to members through special interest group activities, bringing key practice knowledge to the field

Strategic areas

#1 Translating evidence into practice to ensure high value care with input from practitioners to inform future research.

Initial Actions Steps

  • Implement “clinical point of view” within all JNPT articles
  • Through a national campaign, disseminate one critical, high impact area of evidence to clinicians and educators
  • Develop and deliver educational training materials on utilizing and implementing research evidence into didactic instruction and practice

#2 Communicating within ANPT and with providers of physical therapy.

Initial Action Steps

  • Create efficient systems for training, orientating, and documentation (policy) access for leadership and new members (e.g. welcome packets, prioritize and disseminate key components)
  • Leverage student engagement/excitement to improve social media presence
  • Develop strategies for dissemination of information to enhance practice (to members and non-members) considering use of students to assist

#3 Communicating and collaborating with external stakeholders in ways that are sustainable, effective, and accessible.

Initial Action Steps

  • Hire a public relations expert
  • Develop accessible resources for consumers
  • Strengthen and formalize ambassador/liaison programs

Document

ANPT Strategic Plan 2018-2020

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