August 2022 Update
The 2022 NAAOP Breece Fellowship comes to an end after a productive summer. View the video here where Lucas DeLuca & Nikki Grace-Strader summarize their experiences in O&P and healthcare advocacy on Capital Hill and thank the O&P profession for your sponsorship and support.
On Thursday, July 21st, NAAOP President, Maggie Baumer, traveled to Washington, DC to meet with our 2022 George and Dena Breece fellows, Lucas Deluca and Nikki Grace-Strader. Each summer, part of the fellowship itinerary includes a visit or visits to local orthotic and prosthetic clinical care settings so that our fellows get the opportunity to see the world of O&P through a provider lens. During this year’s visit, the two fellows accompanied Maggie to the National Rehabilitation Hospital to meet … read more
Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day: In late July, the two Breece Fellows this summer will take a lead role in organizing the NAAOP virtual Congressional “Fly-In” to encourage Congress to pass the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act (H.R. 1990 and S. 2556) and to educate policy makers on impending policy issues involving osseointegration. The Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act would accomplish key priorities for the orthotic and prosthetic profession which would help distinguish O&P clinical care from durable medical equipment (DME): … read more