• ATTENTION ALL O&P CONSUMERS AND PRACTITIONERS:  The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is soliciting applications for its annual health policy/advocacy fellowship. NAAOP is a national nonprofit association advocating for orthotic and prosthetic patients, as well as the providers who serve them. The NAAOP Fellowship is a paid, 10-week summer program based in Washington, D.C.  The fellow will learn about orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) policy, advocacy, and how NAAOP and other O&P organizations function on behalf … read more

  • ATTENTION ALL NAAOP MEMBERS AND FRIENDS: We need your help now! Please take a moment today or over the next week to contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support H.R. 5262, the Medicare Orthotic and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act. On November 22, 2019, the Medicare Orthotic and Prosthetic Patient-Centered Care Act (H.R. 5262) was formally introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY).  AOPA has … read more

  • By Alicia Carver and Susannah Engdahl, PhD This past summer, the NAAOP fellowship program doubled in size to host two fellows, due largely to the generosity of NAAOP donors. We were both very excited to participate this year, especially with the opportunity to work as a team and learn from each other’s experiences and skill sets. Between Alicia’s prior experience in advocacy and Susannah’s PhD in Biomedical Engineering, we formed a balanced and dynamic team. While the ten-week fellowship flew … read more