On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF), I am pleased to announce the launch of the new OPAF web site and logo at www.opfund.org
Dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, the Fund now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in:
– raising public awareness of disability, and
– improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.
The Fund aims primarily to enable individuals with physical disabilities – especially those served by members of the orthotics and prosthetics community – to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction.
In achieving this goal, the Fund also seeks to:
– raise public awareness of the contributions of physical activity, orthotics, and prosthetics to the lives of individuals with disabilities;
– facilitate continuing education programs for allied-health professionals who serve as members of the rehabilitation team; and
– coordinate in-kind support for future Paralympic games, chiefly by ensuring that orthotists and prosthetists certified under the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) are available to American athletes during competitions.
Since 1996, the core operations and programs of the Fund have been made possible through generous contributions from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC), and American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA).
The Fund’s logo reflects recognition and appreciation of this history and longstanding support. Three stars – representing AAOP, ABC, and AOPA – crown the main star, which represents the individuals served by the Fund. The two stars flanking the main star represent the allied fields of orthotics and prosthetics.
A final and important note: OANDP.COM hosts the Fund’s new site. The OPAF board of directors and staff are deeply grateful for this support. Thank you.
We hope you find our new web site informative.
Please contact me, or my colleague Tamara Bibby, OPAF Program Coordinator (tel 571.431.0831 or [email protected]) if you have any questions about the Fund and its mission.
Sincerely and with all best wishes,
Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Research Fellow
Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF)
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Email [email protected]
Support OPAF by designating United Way/Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #7763