Global rehabilitation health worker certification: Global Agenda, local imperative

Julia To Dutka, Richard E. Oliver, Fevzi Akinci, Katherine Beissner, Sneha V. Bharadwaj, Lea C. Brandt, Charles Curtis, Cheryl D. Gunter, David L. Henzi, Mark Kovic, Wayne L. Winistorfer, Michael S. Wong, Genevieve Pinto Zipp

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Rehabilitation, seen as a disability-specific service needed only by few of the world's population, has not been prioritized in countries and is under-resourced. A rehabilitation-ready health workforce is potentially the most important resource for improving functioning and the quality of life for the 2.41 billion people worldwide needing this care. In April 2019, CGFNS International, Inc., and the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) partnered to respond to the World Health Organization's Rehab 2030, which emphasizes the need for global action by professional organizations, development agencies, and civil society to develop and maintain a sustainable workforce for rehabilitation under different healthcare models in different economies. The global certification framework presented in this article provides a mechanism to validate rehabilitation knowledge and practice competence of individual health workers. The impact of certification on upgrading rehabilitation education and upskilling the world's rehabilitation health workforce cannot be overstated.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)3-8
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónJournal of Allied Health
EstadoPublished - mar 2021

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  • General Medicine


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