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Welcome to HPA The Catalyst, the Section on Health Policy & Administration of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

HPA The Catalyst is a professional association for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. We are a specialty component of the APTA, but a separate association with our own Board of Directors, staff, and location. We serve approximately 2,400 HPA/APTA members with special interests in the areas of Global Health, Technology, Leadership, Management, and Payment and Practice.

HPA The Catalyst has two special interest groups (SIGs): the Global Health SIG and the Technology in Physical Therapy SIG. We also have three catalyst groups: ProBono Catalyst Group, LGBTQ+ Catalyst Group and the Beyond Clinical Practice Catalyst Group. 

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HPA 2021 Nominations are Open!

Make 2021 your year to serve HPA The Catalyst by running for a position on the board of directors! The Section depends on its volunteer leaders for its continued success. This is a great opportunity to build your leadership skills while interacting with like-minded physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from across the country. 

Read the job descriptions and submit your nomination by May 15, 2020 for the following open positions: 

  • Director of Operations
  • HPA Nominating Committee Member
  • GHSIG Nominating Committee Member
  • TechSIG Nominating Committee Member
  • GHSIG Programming Chair
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