About The IOTA
The Iowa Occupational Therapy Association is a non-profit corporation established in 1977.
IOTA is a membership-based organization that works to build the capacity of its members through education, research, and communication. The IOTA acts as a public advocate for Occupational Therapy to promote the viability of the profession and access to services.
If you are an Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant or Student in an Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant program, we welcome you to not just join your state organization but to become engaged in the networking, professional development, and advocacy that is occurring.
The objectives of the IOTA shall be to build the capacity of its members through education, research, and communication. The IOTA will act as a public advocate for Occupational Therapy to promote the viability of the profession and access to services.
Current IOTA Goals:
Develop meaningful “buy-in” for members to maintain membership through:
- Creating CEU options throughout the state or virtually
- Connecting to other professional organizations
- Garnering feedback from members relating to membership
- Connecting to students and new graduates
- Encouraging member participation in recruitment efforts
Support occupational therapy practice and fieldwork in Iowa by:
- Advocating for appropriate reimbursement models
- Increasing professional development opportunities with collaboration with IPTA and ISHA
- Focusing on evidence-based research, promotion of OT articles for ‘members-only’ CEU’s
- Increasing presence in communities/social media.
- Engaging in legislative initiatives to promote the scope of practice integrity