Research Strategic Planning
The Neurology Section sponsored a Research Strategic Planning Meeting in 2011, which led to the development of a number of priorities that were then incorporated into the Section's Strategic Plan for 2012-2017. The goals that the Research Committee are currently working on are:
Strategic Plan Goal 6. Prioritize the research themes necessary to move the field forward and facilitate the creation of new knowledge that is accessed and utilized, and informs neurological physical therapy practice and education.
Objective 6.1 Review, evaluate, and prioritize research themes in the context of change.
Strategy 6.1.1 Identify workgroups to review, revise, and refine research themes.
Objective 6.2 Improve function for neurologic rehabilitation research consistent with the research priorities set by the Section.
Strategy 6.2.1 Develop a Research Advocacy Group to foster dynamic relationships with funding agencies and advocates for neurorehabilitation research in coordination with the Policy Group.
Strategy 6.2.2 Develop a plan to advocate that funding entities increase funding for neurorehabilitation research (funding agencies, community groups, industry, benefactors, foundations).
Strategy 6.2.3 Educate PTs in performing scholarly activities and accessing research funding.