Dr. Kurt Hubbard was once again involved in the annual Rosalynn Carter Institute Summit. This was a very unique opportunity to speak with key constituents in furthering the cause of OT and PT on some pressing legislative issues. Dr. Hubbard was the only OT present at the event, which provided him the opportunity to talk formally and informally to researchers, advocates, politicians and appointed representatives regarding the policies that impact the OT profession. In addition, Dr. Hubbard also had the opportunity to meet with the only PT at the conference, as well as having the opportunity to speak to many individuals in break out sessions about issues that impact both professions.
In attendance was not only the influential Rosalynn Carter, but also Senator Saxby Chambliss (Georgia), Kathleen Sebelius (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Hilda Solis (Secretary of Labor), Mike Chekas (Georgia State Representative), Ann Widger (Director of External Affairs) and Corolyn Colvin (Deputy Commissioner for Social Security Administration). What a wonderful and educating experience which lead to information that impacts each clinician’s ability to practice.