Blog Posts in Advocacy

January 29, 2019 by Beth Sitzler
Negotiating salary with a new employer can be intimidating. The February NATA News features a salary negotiation infographic handout that offers 10 tips to help members as they discuss compensation with a new employer. Provided by the Business of...
January 7, 2019 by Beth Sitzler
By Kim Diggs Every year, high school students return to school; the football season revs up, and media outlets far and wide ask the same question: Is football safe for students? In 2016, Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) decided to get...
December 20, 2018 by Beth Sitzler
By Kim Diggs On the heels of a bipartisan triumph for sports medicine, NATA members will get the opportunity to participate in an annual political tradition. ATs from all over the country will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual...
November 7, 2018 by Beth Sitzler
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By Kim Diggs After a two-year stint, the Back to Sports Grant Program has come to a close. Held in partnership with the National Football League and American Heart Association (AHA), the mini-grant program awarded 188 NATA members with a grant to be...
October 3, 2018 by JordanG
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UPDATE: The Senate passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Oct. 3. The bill will now go to the President for signature. UPDATE: The House of Representatives approved language changes made by the Senate and passed the Sports Medicine...
September 6, 2018 by Beth Sitzler
NATA provides resources for athletic trainers working with permanently sidelined athletes through a relationship with Sidelined USA . Sidelined USA is a a nonprofit organization that supports athletes who have been permanently sidelined due to...
July 27, 2018 by Todd Christman
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Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act as part of a larger Health Savings Account bill package (H.R. 6199) by a vote of 277 to 142. The bill now awaits Senate action. The PHIT Act...
June 27, 2018 by Beth Sitzler
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When NATA Hall of Famer Lindsy McLean, AT Ret., was asked to be the keynote speaker of this year’s NATA Political Action Committee Breakfast, held June 27, he had to think about it. He made his mind up, however, when his latest NATA membership card...