Federal Advocacy

APTA Pennsylvania Federal Advocacy Updates

Review the July 2021 Federal Advocacy Update
Review the June 2021 Federal Advocacy Update
Review the May 2021 Federal Advocacy Update
Review the April 2021 Federal Advocacy Update

APTA Public Policy Priorities

2021-2022 Public Policy Goals

APTA urges Congress and the Administration to:

  • Improve patient outcomes by eliminating barriers to health care services.
  • Enact policies that empower all people regardless of where they are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age to live healthy and independent lives.
  • Improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction by improving health services delivery.
  • Prioritize research and clinical innovation to advance the science, effectiveness, and efficacy of physical therapist evaluation and management to optimize patient health, well-being, and recovery.


Take Action To Support APTA Advocacy

APTA provides a consistent lobbying presence with members of Congress, regulatory agencies, and commercial payers. Visit the APTA Take Action page for more information.

Legislative Action Center

APTA members can log in to the Legislative Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.

Patient Action Center

Nonmembers and the public can use the Patient Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.

Regulatory Action Center

Congress isn't the only group that needs to hear from you. Use the Regulatory Action Center to access template letters for contacting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other regulators.