Advocating with Passion: CRT Awareness Week 2021

Advocating with Passion: CRT Awareness Week 2021As part of the 2021 National Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Awareness Week, Mobility Management and NCART partnered on a podcast to talk about advocacy — its challenges, processes and rewards.

Panelists for this discussion were:

  • Brook McCall, Senior Director, Tech Access Initiative for United Spinal and a consumer of Complex Rehab Technology
  • Erin Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, Manager of Patient Advocacy and special programs for Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore
  • Mike Osborn, ATP, CRTS, the owner of Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment. Representing NCART — the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology — for the podcast was its Associate Director, Mickae Lee.

This Viewpoint will provide the answers to:

  • How do you approach CRT advocacy?
  • What’s your opening pitch to a Congressional staffer?
  • Do you have any advice for overcoming that anxiety when advocating?
  • If you had to narrow down all of your years of advocacy experience to one thing that makes a difference, or something you found that is particularly impactful to the offices and the individuals that you’re speaking with, what would that be?

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