The National Academies of Practice (NAP) announced the election of Julie Ronnebaum, PT, DPT, Ph.D. as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow. Class of 2021 Fellows were welcomed into the National Academies of Practice as part of a virtual award and induction ceremony on March 20, 2021.
Founded 40 years ago in 1981, NAP is an interprofessional, nonprofit organization, with members representing a range of health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policymakers in Congress and elsewhere. The mission of the National Academies of Practice is to serve as distinguished professionals advancing interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities.
The 14 academies of practice within the National Academies of Practice include Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Athletic Training, Audiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.
Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policymakers on health care issues using NAP’s unique perspective — that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interprofessional dialogue and advocacy.