The Center for Professional Advocacy (CPA) will award state scope innovation grants again this year to component societies in states that already include the ankle in their scope of practice. Applications are due by September 1.
Grants may be used to assist state components to:
Up to 10 state components will receive $1,000 each for their initiative! Components in past years have used the grant to build relationships with legislators (New Mexico), define DPMs as podiatric physicians in state law (Maryland), allow DPMs to supervise nurse practitioners and physician assistants (Wisconsin), and more.
The grants are designed to incentivize state component leaders to develop innovative advocacy initiatives to advance the profession. CPA hopes states will explore new and creative techniques that will move the profession forward and can be replicated in other states.
The Innovation Grant is part of CPA's Scope-of-Practice Advocacy Initiatives, a program developed to assist state components in their advocacy efforts to update their scope-of-practice laws to reflect the education, training, and experience of podiatric physicians and surgeons.
Learn more and apply at www.apma.org/innovation by September 1. For more information or to learn more about other financial and technical assistance available to state components with their advocacy initiatives, email CPA staff.