Wendy C. Hildenbrand, Amy Jo Lamb; Occupational Therapy in Prevention and Wellness: Retaining Relevance in a New Health Care World. Am J Occup Ther 2013;67(3):266-271. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.673001.
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Engage in image promotion connecting occupational engagement and health.
Use language familiar to consumer and health promotion audiences.
Incorporate prevention and population health into curricula.
Develop partnerships to lead and influence policy and programs related to health and wellness.
Identify occupational therapy experts in health and wellness.
Support practice and disseminate research related to health and wellness.(AOTA Task Force on Health and Wellness, 2006, pp. 4–5)
Healthy and safe community environments
Clinical and community preventive services
Elimination of health disparities.
Prevention of drug abuse and excessive alcohol use
Injury- and violence-free living
Reproductive and sexual health
Mental and emotional well-being.
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