• Health Policy
  • Health Policy

    Networking Group Welcomes New Leadership

    James Graham

    Natalie Leland

    The ACRM Health Policy Networking Group is pleased to welcome a new Chair, Dr. James E. Graham and Chair-Elect, Dr. Natalie Leland. This is a great time to get involved in this growing group to help identify the critical issues this group will address, recruit colleagues in the field, or step into a leadership role as chair of a task force.

    Contact HPNG Chair, Dr. James Graham, to learn more and get involved.


    3 Days of NONSTOP Health Policy Content at the ACRM Annual Conference

    Join us at the 2017 ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research in Atlanta this fall, for 3 days of NONSTOP educational content focused on Health/Disability Policy, Ethics, and Advocacy. Plus, dive deep into intensive Pre-Conference Instructional Courses or Specialized Workshops on a wide variety of topics.

    Up to 42.5 hours of CE available.

    Learn More >>


    “How does ACRM Influence Public Policy?"

    Gary Ulicny, PhD, FACRM
    Shepherd Center


    Executive Committee

    James GrahamCHAIR

    James E. Graham, PhD, DC
    Associate Professor & Director, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program
    University of Texas Medical Branch



    Natalie LelandCHAIR-ELECT

    Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
    Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
    Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy



    Addie MiddletonSECRETARY

    Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT
    Research Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions
    Medical University of South Carolina


    How to Join

    One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.

    Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.



    Facilitate collaboration and increase the scope and effectiveness of rehabilitation-relevant health services research.



    To leverage our expertise as rehabilitation professionals to conduct, promote, and disseminate rehabilitation-relevant health services research that directly informs how rehabilitation services are organized, delivered, evaluated, and reimbursed. Together, we can provide the quality evidence that gives rehabilitation a strong voice during these transformative times.



    1. Increase capacity for conducting and disseminating rehabilitation-relevant health services research.
    2. Conduct timely, policy-relevant projects that demonstrate the value of rehabilitative care and inform decision-making.


    Member Guide to Product Development

    The Member Guide to Product Development describes ACRM products, e.g., fact sheets, journal articles, manuals, and the procedure used by ACRM groups and committees to develop them. Includes a product development worksheet and a form to request a product review.