Past Recipients

Six new APTA Home Health Section Awards were presented for the first time at Combined Sections Meeting 2018. The deadline for all award nominations is annually on Nov. 1. Awards are presented at the APTA Home Health business meeting at APTA's annual Combined Sections Meeting.

You may submit award nominations through this form. 

  • Emerging Leader in the APTA Home Health Section: Recognizes and honors one Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant who has demonstrated extraordinary service and clinical passion early in his or her home health career. The individual should have made exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to the APTA and/or the Home Health Section mission and vision, and to the physical therapy profession to advance quality and evidenced‐based care in the home. Award criteria and details.
  • Excellence in Home Health Clinical Practice Award: Recognizes a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant for outstanding clinical practice in a home health care setting. Award criteria and details.
  • Excellence in Home Health Leadership Award: Recognizes the exceptional contribution of an APTA Home Health member in promoting home health physical therapy practice. Award criteria and details.
  • Friends of the Home Health Section Award: Acknowledges an individual, group or organization that has made an enduring contribution to the home health industry and that has been an advocate of the profession of physical therapy in the home, as is relates to clinical practice and/or regulations. Award criteria and details.
  • Preceptor Award: Acknowledges an individual that has been chosen by their agency/company to be a preceptor. This therapist demonstrates the unique qualities, high standards and clinical skills that are exemplary. They are organized and able to teach processes and procedures to newly hired staff, molding them into confident and talented home care clinicians. Award criteria and details.
  • President’s Award: Recognizes a Home Health Section member who has provided notable service to the Section. Award criteria and details.


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