|Posted:||September 24, 2021 12:09 PM|
|From:||Senator Christine M. Tartaglione|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||National Rehabilitation Awareness Week|
|I will soon be introducing a resolution designating September 20 through 26, 2021, as National Rehabilitation Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.
Initially started in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1976, National Rehabilitation Awareness Week celebrates rehabilitation professionals, including those in physical, occupational, and speech therapies, across the country.
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) recognizes the benefits of rehabilitation and the successes of those who have received treatment through all forms of rehabilitation during the third full week of September. The goal of the week is to educate the public on the benefits and impacts of rehabilitation, increase opportunities for the nearly 50 million Americans living with a disability, and empower those living with a disability to their fullest potential.
NRAF has chosen “The Power of Medical Rehab” for this year’s theme, which will feature the release of the “Medical Rehab Matters” podcast at the end of the week.
Please join me in celebrating all rehabilitation professionals by designating September 20 through 26, 2021, as National Rehabilitation Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as SR188