Strategic Plan

Our Six Strategic Goals

  1. To develop a culture of life - long learning among the membership

  2. To make the JPA the the advocate for Physiotherapy in Jamaica

  3. To actively encourage and promote membership and participation of physiotherapists in Jamaica within the JPA

  4. To facilitate continued research with a view to increase evidence-based practice and professional recognition

  5. To provide accessible information on physiotherapy through various media and extend our services to the community through outreach programme

  6. To be actively involved in the development and implementation of health policies which impact on delivery of physiotherapy care to all persons in Jamaica

Goal 1: To develop a culture of lifelong learning

  1. Facilitate recognition of physiotherapy specialists through the establishment of viable interest groups and specialization tracks. In this way the JPA can, through an established set of criteria, admit qualifying members to become Specialists/Fellows.

  2. Increase funding of scholarship programmes

  3. Increase offering of continuing education programmes


Goal 2: To make the JPA the lead advocate for Physiotherapy in Jamaica

  1. Develop definition of governing body’s role

  2. Partnering with local and international professional association regulatory bodies

  3. Create and execute proposal in view of the now recognised impracticality of this, the suggestion is that, similar to what pertains in Trinidad and Tobago, a Physiotherapy Board be constituted to function as a sub-committee of the CPSM and to which the CPSM would delegate regulatory duties. This details of this can be worked out with the relevant stakeholders. 

 

Goal 3:  To actively encourage and promote membership and participation

  1. To educate the physiotherapy community on the roles and duties of JPA

  2. Identify and provide benefits

  3. Membership drives

  4. Improve the physiotherapy community’s perception and relatability of the Association.

Goal 4: To facilitate continued research with a view to increase evidence - based practice and professional recognition

  1. Encourage and facilitate research by clinicians

  2. Establish a database for outcome measures by clinicians

  3. Provide relevant online physiotherapy evidence based related content 

 

Goal 5: To provide accessible information on physiotherapy and extend our services through community outreach

  1. Educate the public about the roles and functions of the physiotherapist

  2. Re-establish and maintain our website and mass media presence

  3. Create a standardized approach to community outreach, natural disasters, and     disease outbreaks.

  4. Establish physiotherapist directory accessible to the public.

 

Goal 6: To be actively involved in development and implementation of health policies which impact on delivery of physiotherapy care of all persons in Jamaica

  1. Review existing health policies and make recommendations

  2. Meet with other health professions for exchange of ideas and guidelines

  3. Make proposals to Ministry of Health & Wellness

  4. To keep abreast of current protocols and standard of practice for all international health organizations.