NAAOP believes the Alliance’s statement about preventing sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination in the workplace is an important first step in raising awareness about this issue. NAAOP was fortunate enough to have several members of our organization attend an Ossur Women’s Leadership Initiative (OWLI) event where multiple individuals bravely shared their stories. We were honored to participate in that meeting and thank the rest of the O&P Alliance for its rapid response once we brought these facts to the group’s attention. By raising awareness about this serious issue, we can hopefully help prevent both O&P professionals and their patients from having to experience sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination in the future.
NAAOP Immediate Past President