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Health & Wellness

To support the Centennial Vision, AOTA has identified Health and Wellness as a key practice area in the 21st century. Factors that will drive an increasing need for wellness-related services are based on an accumulating body of scientific evidence that an individual's health is directly related to physical as well as emotional well-being.

Factors that will increase the need for services in this area include a growing aging population with increased longevity; an increased focus on health care disparities affecting treatment and services; the health effects of rising rates of obesity; and factors that challenge the quality and pace of life, including technology and imbalances in life roles.

We hope the resources below will help you in your practice. If you have additional questions, try posting them on OTConnections, a community for occupational therapy practitioners just like you. If you are an AOTA member, you are already signed up with OTConnections! Just use your member login and password for the AOTA Web site to access OTConnections.

Evidence-Based Practice

Health and wellness evidence

In this section find evidence-based practice info and the latest research to guide your practice.

AOTA Official Documents

Official Documents

Informative documents on the role and scope of occupational therapy services. Get AOTA's Official Documents here

Fact Sheets on the Role of OT

AOTA Fact Sheets

Designed for OT practitioners and other professionals to explain the role and scope of occupational therapy. Find our fact sheets here.

Special Interest Sections

A group of professionals.

Network and collaborate with colleagues in your field and areas of interest, from SIS Quarterly newsletters to forums on OTConnections: Administration & ManagementDevelopmental Disabilities, Gerontology, Mental Health, and Technology.

Other Resources

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Find apps for Health & Wellness here. Check out what we've identified as emerging niches in the Health & Wellness practice area