RESEARCH THAT WE CAN USE
FOUNDATION TRUSTEE, TERENCE C. BROWN, PT, DPT, COMT
As practitioners, each of us use evidence-based practice on a daily basis. The evidence for what we do and the efficacy of our practice depends on it.
Further, many of us do not feel as if we get paid appropriately for what we do. We need data and research that we can present to payers to negotiate for better payment. The Foundation is investing in health services research to build a pipeline of research and researchers who are especially equipped to build this evidence base.
This year the Foundation elected to extend the funding of the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) with an additional investment of up to $500,000 for two years. The additional funding extends the original unprecedented 5-year grant of $2.5 million. I believe we will all benefit from the work being conducted through this collaborative center.
It would not be possible without our generous donors and partners in research. Your donations to the Foundation are imperative so that we can have better practice patterns and better payment. As the Foundation turns 40, I encourage you to consider making a gift to help the Foundation reach the 2019 fundraising goals. It will benefit all physical therapists practicing today and in the future.
Dr. Brown began his term on the Foundation Board of Trustees in 2018. He previously served as the president of APTA’s Private Practice Section and as the president of the Kentucky Chapter. He specializes in orthopedics and is the Vice President and COO of Pro.Active Therapy in Frankfort, Ky.
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