Gov’t to invest $10M in O&P research

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON –Congress has instructed the Department of Defense (DOD) to invest $10 million to research orthotics and prosthetics outcomes and support educational advances, according to the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., worked with the association to get the funding included in a recently enacted budget bill. AOPA is now in conversations with congressional offices and DOD officials to suggest some of the key areas where these funds should be spent.