The Section on Health Policy & Administration (HPA) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association, a national professional organization representing more than 75,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
Membership in HPA is restricted to individuals who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and meet APTA's eligibility requirements. Individuals may join the Section at the same time they join APTA or they may join the Section at a later date.
Section Membership Benefits
The benefits of membership in the Health Policy & Administration Section continue to grow and change as the needs of members change, but here are a few of the rewards Section members can look forward to:
- Website resources available 24/7
- Special Interest Group (SIG) membership in either or both SIGs (Global Health; Technology in PT)
- Electronic networking group (listserv)
- Discounts on Section-sponsored continuing education, including seminars and audio conferences
- Print publication, HPA Resource/HPA Journal
- Advocacy with regulatory agencies and organizations for improvements in home health practice
HPA Membership Brochure
APTA Membership Benefits - find out here about the benefits available to APTA members.
All applications for membership or membership renewal are handled through the American Physical Therapy Association's central office in Alexandria, Virginia.
HPA Policy Regarding Release of Member Contact Information
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HPA Special Interest Groups
Current HPA members are eligible to join either or both of the HPA Special Interest Groups, Global Health and Technology in Physical Therapy. Join the SIGs by logging into the Section website and going to Profile Home. You may select the SIGs in your profile under the "Additional Information" heading.
Ineligible to join or just want to keep in touch? Register through our website.
The advantages are that we will keep you informed of upcoming events,
new services or products, and you may maintain a profile that will make
future registration or ordering simple.