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The Home Health Section was founded in 1956 as the Public Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Home Health Section is a specialty component of the APTA, serving physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students who either specialize in or have an interest in the practice of physical therapy in the home health setting.

Mission
The Home Health Section's purpose is to provide a means by which Association members having a common interest in the delivery of physical therapy in the home and other alternative settings within the community may meet, confer, and promote these interests.

Goals
The goals of the Section are:

  • Reduce or eliminate policy barriers to patient/client access to physical therapist services in home and community-based settings.
  • Make physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) educational opportunities available to meet the needs of home health clinicians, agencies, and students.
  • Facilitate the development of payment policies that reflect the clinical and practice management expertise and resources required to deliver quality physical therapist services to patients and clients in home and community-based settings.
  • Foster the recognition of physical therapists as self-directed practitioners within interdisciplinary teams in home and community-based settings by home health agencies, professional groups, and the public.
  • Facilitate creation of and access to knowledge that informs clinical decision-making about the delivery of physical therapist services at the point of care.
  • Encourage members to routinely identify, apply, and integrate evidence-based practice principles in physical therapist practice in home and community-based settings.


The Home Health Section of APTA is a tax exempt professional association under IRS code 501c(6).

Review our most recent IRS Form 990.

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