COMMITTEE CHARGE: Develop and implement both internal and external advocacy efforts to promote athletic trainers as essential health care providers and preparing members to be advocates for the profession.
GLATA EXECUTIVE BOARD LIAISON: GLATA Secretary
COMMITTEE CO-COORDINATOR TERM: Two years – renewable.
COMMITTEE CO-COORDINATOR EVALUATION: GLATA Secretary
COMMITTEE ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to serve as a member of a GLATA Committee, one must (1) be a member of GLATA, and (2) be in possession of a National Provider Identification (NPI) Number.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Committee will be composed of one representative from each state, District Four and District Eleven representatives to the NATA Governmental Affairs Committee, at-large appointed representatives, and one representative from the CECAT.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS TERMS: Two years – renewable.
A. The GLATA Advocacy Committee will meet as needed to complete duties and responsibilities of the committee.
B. During each meeting of the GLATA Advocacy Committee, a committee member will be appointed by the Co-Coordinator(s) to take meeting minutes.
1. All meeting minutes will be housed in the GLATA Advocacy Committee folder in Dropbox.
A. Adheres to all Association policies and procedures contained within Chapter 4.
B. Develops internal advocacy efforts for the GLATA and its members.
1. Member education (e.g. presentations, resources, etc.)
2. Strategies to develop the value of athletic trainers
3. Develop resources for state and members related to practice acts and practice requirements
4. Serve as a conduit for accurate communication to states and members
C. Develops external advocacy for the GLATA and its members.
1. Improve awareness of function of athletic trainers in a healthcare environment
2. Develop and share marketing/initiatives campaigns with states and members
3. Build external allies (e.g. corporate leaders, health care associations, etc.)