NJOTA Statement: Justice and Systemic Racism

In light of recent events, the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association would like to share that we support the equity and inclusion of all of our colleagues, families, friends, and neighbors. As a profession, occupational therapy has always fostered inclusion and the right of every client we serve to be able to engage in meaningful occupations. We stand against systemic racism and support occupational justice for all, a stance consistent with AOTA’s Statement on Justice and Systemic Racism.
The NJOTA Board acknowledges that we need to be more
proactive in our approach to diversity and our efforts regarding the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in the New Jersey occupational therapy community. We know that we need to take action. NJOTA currently has a vacant board position for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison, formerly the Multicultural Liaison that has historically been difficult to fill. We see the value in this essential position, leading a dedicated committee of individuals to represent the interests of all NJOTA members. This role would be integral in guiding the organization in future endeavors, focusing on diversity across the spectrum, equality in all actions, and inclusion in all instances. If you would like to champion these efforts, please contact us. In addition to filling this position, we need to do more to assure equity and inclusion and we want to hear from you, our members. How can we as the NJOTA Board, along with our occupational therapy practitioners, students, and faculty, make a change for the better? What are the next steps we need to take?
Please share your thoughts and ideas with NJOTA!

Telehealth in New Jersey

In light of current situations, we have had a lot of inquiries on telehealth in NJ. Click this link for an official letter from our legislation chair which will provide you with answers to your questions and resources for you to use. 


 

PDGM Takes Effect January 1, 2020: What Home Health Practitioners Need to Know

Click here to read an email sent out by AOTA addressing how Home Health Agencies will be reimbursed through the new payment model called the Patient-Driven Groupings Mode.


Enhancing Neuroplasticity in Traumatic Brain Injury Across the Lifespan

An interprofessional conference for Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists that will provide both discipline specific learning as well as interprofessional discussion. Click Here to learn more.


Horizon BCBSNJ and ASH Partnership Denied in NJ

Click here to read a letter from NJOTA President, Felicia Chew in regards to the Horizon Update!


 

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