Allen W. Heinemann, Michael Feuerstein, Walter R. Frontera, Steven A. Gard, Leonard A. Kaminsky, Stefano Negrini, Lorie Gage Richards, Catherine Vallée; Rehabilitation Is a Global Health Priority. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(2):7402170010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.742006
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Optimizing functioning at all ages is a major global public health goal. Rehabilitation is unique in its contribution to this public health agenda because of its focus on optimizing function. In this editorial, the editors of leading rehabilitation journals make the case for fully integrating rehabilitation into a nation’s health system and strengthening it specifically at the primary care level to increase access and achieve its full potential. Authors submitting papers to rehabilitation journals are encouraged to consider the global health policy implications of their research when they prepare their research reports for publication and to make these implications explicit.
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