American Occupational Therapy Association Wins 2012 “Power of A” Silver Award
ASAE bestows honor for AOTA’s Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines
BETHESDA, MD—ASAE has recognized the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) with a Power of A Silver Award for its extraordinary contributions to society through its Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines.
The award is the second highest industry award honoring associations that engage in activities and initiatives that are essential to a stronger America and world.
“The Practice Guidelines were developed as a way to ensure that occupational therapy practitioners and external audiences have access to the best available scientific evidence and recommendations from clinical experts,” said Deborah Lieberman, MHSA, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA’s Evidence-Based program director.
AOTA’s Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines are used to guide decision-making among health professionals. They define the occupational therapy domain and process and interventions that occur within the boundaries of acceptable practice. They are used by occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students nationwide to support decision making that promotes a high-quality health care system that is affordable and accessible to all.
“AOTA’s Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines demonstrate how associations continue to make meaningful contributions to their communities and society,” said P. Allen Haney, chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “Through the dedication of association professionals and association members across the country and around the world, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of others.”
A total of 14 Power of A Silver Awards were bestowed to 13 associations in 2012. A complete list of Power of A Award winners is available at www.ThePowerOfA.org/awards.
For more information about AOTA’s Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines, visit http://www.aota.org/ or contact AOTA Media Relations Manager Katie Riley at 301-652-6611, ext. 2963, or email@example.com.
Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to www.aota.org.