As a person living with limb loss or limb difference do you feel passionate about advocating for yourself and your community? Does learning about orthotic & prosthetic (O&P) policy and advocacy at the federal level in the heart of our nation’s capital excite you? If you want to help shape O&P policy for future generations, consider applying for the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics (NAAOP) George and Dena Breece Fellowship!
The NAAOP Fellowship is a paid 10-week summer program in Washington D.C. and applications are now being accepted for 2024. This opportunity will also include exposure to O&P clinical and business settings outside of Washington D.C. and state-based public policy and advocacy free of cost.
Visit NAAOP’s YouTube channel (@NaaopOrg1) to view fellowship interviews and hear from past Fellows themselves. Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 19, by 12:00 midnight ET to be considered.
“The Breece Fellowship Program was created to identify and develop the best kinds of O&P Advocates – those who rely on these services to remain functional and independent,” said Peter Thomas, NAAOP General Counsel. “NAAOP’s goal is to develop such advocates over the coming years who will become the next generation of O&P policy makers and advocacy champions.” The Breece Fellow will have the opportunity to shadow and work closely with Peter Thomas who will oversee their work.
If you are passionate about O&P health policy or are eager to contribute to positive changes in systems that have faced challenges in the past, ensuring that many others receive the care and devices they require, apply today by clicking here!