The Foundation for Physical Therapy

2019 CoHSTAR Report

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Page 1 Annual Newsletter C o H STA R NEWSLET TER Annual Update November 2019 Content CoHSTAR Researchers 02 HSR Institute Recap 04 High Profile Research 05 Upcoming Opportunities 05 Donor Recognition 06 FPTR to expand funding for COHSTAR In 2019, the Foundation Board of Trustees elected to invest an added $500,000 over the next two years. Read more inside Research is one of the key pillars of our profession. For 40 years, we've believed that building a cadre of exceptional physical therapist researchers is essential to our ability to provide outstanding care, and to the long-term success of our profession. It's hard to believe, but before FPTR few researchers were examining the efficacy and value of our practice. Thanks to donors like you, that has changed momentously. You have seen the value of this investment and continued to help us pave the way for research and researchers that are optimizing movement and health. In 2015, when you were called to expand our capacity for health services research, you answered. For this, FPTR and profession will forever be indebted to you. The establishment of CoHSTAR was a significant step forward in addressing critical issues facing our patients, our profession, and our health care system. Thank you for supporting physical therapy research. Thank you for helping transform the profession. We look forward to continuing to sow the seeds for research that will yield evidence we can use. In 2012, now CoHSTAR Co-Director Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, gave a searing 43rd Mary McMillan calling for leadership and unity among physical therapists. Jette's vision of the profession included implementing evidence-based strategies, using outcomes data in practice to determine the best interventions, and implementing cost-effective healthcare innovations. Consequently — and thanks to donor investment — CoHSTAR was born. Today, we are yielding results in this investment in health services research. In the five years since its establishment, CoHSTAR has made great headway towards transforming the profession. It is for this reason that the FPTR Board of Trustees elected to invest an extra $500,000 to continue funding the one-of-a-kind Center of Excellence. Your Investment is Shaping The Future Of The Profession Letter From The President By Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA Our goal must not be to prove that physical therapy works, but to discover what works in physical therapy, for what conditions, under what circumstances, to achieve what outcomes, and at what cost." CoHSTAR was originally established in 2015 with a 5-year Foundation grant of $2.5 million, with a $1 million lead gi from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). - Alan Jette, Face Into the Storm, 43rd Mary McMillan Lecture FPTR President Announces Intent to Continue CoHSTAR Funding Current CoHSTAR postdoctoral fellow, Emily Evans, PT, PhD, DPT, receives award for Best Scientific Poster in Geriatric Rehab at 2019 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Conference Center on Health Services Training and Research

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