Orthotic Holdings Inc. (OHI), Ronkonkoma, New York, and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) have established a joint educational partnership whose mission is to support the podiatric profession at large and to advise on the impact of the rapidly shifting healthcare industry. The partnership is built around a $120,000 education and advocacy grant from OHI for programs that will support biomechanics and the podiatric profession over a four-year period.
“The College has been concerned for some time about the decline in emphasis on biomechanics in the schools, residencies, and continuing education programs,” said Stephen Albert, DPM, ACFAOM’s immediate past president. “We are delighted that OHI, a very responsible company whose brands have all had a strong affinity for podiatric medicine for many years, has agreed to be an ACFAOM educational partner to help us bring greater attention to this critical aspect of quality podiatric patient care”.
“ACFAOM fills a vitally important educational gap for the podiatric community and we are excited about helping them to achieve their goals,” said Jason Kraus, president and COO of OHI.