Dedicated to Advancing The Athletic Training Profession

Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization committed to advancing, improving, and promoting the profession of athletic training. ATOM was founded by a group of athletic trainers to address issues of mutual concern within the Commonwealth Today ATOM is the largest organization for Athletic Trainers in Massachusetts. 





NEWS & INFORMATION

Legislative Update:

Today a group of 13 ATOM members lobbied all 40 state senators to vote in favor of Amendment # 36 to the Economic Development Bill. We’re in the final stretch and need your support more than ever!


We need you to contact your senators immediately and urge them to support Amendment #36 that would attach the text of our updated practice act on to Senate Bill S.2423 An Act relative to job creation, workforce development and infrastructure investmentThe Amendment is going to be debated tomorrow (Thursday, July 14th)!

 Key points to mention include:

  • Revenue neutral, no cost to the state
  • Removes workplace restriction, does not expand scope of practice
  • Increases the potential for more jobs in MA by allowing ATs to work in a variety of settings: 

o   Workplaces for athletic trainers nationwide have expanded to include, hospitals, industrial, military, performing arts, etc.

  • Opportunity for the development of small business in athletic training.
  • Improves the delivery of effective healthcare to the citizens of Massachusetts.

o   Contain healthcare costs through proper acute care, treatment and

There are over 200 amendments being discussed tomorrow, we need to be heard!


To look up the contact information of your senator use the following website:https://malegislature.gov/People/Search

If you are unsure who your senator is click here: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:

 

Dominique Ross- President

DominiqueMRoss@gmail.com

(617) 243- 2413

 

Bob Colandreo- President-elect, GAC member

RMColandreo@gmail.com

(617) 763- 1898

 

Brian FitzGerald- GAC Chair

Brian.FitzGerald@childrens.harvard.edu

ATOM Remembers Dr. Arthur Pappas
-Jeff Stone, ATOM Past-President

In the early days of ATOM, when we weren’t even known as ATOM (the Massachusetts Association of Athletic Trainers)- one of our earliest and strongest allies was Dr. Arthur Pappas- a man of stature and grandeur with a heart of gold.  Click here to read the full article.

Update and Thank You's
The NEW 2016 ATOM Board:

Kathy Thornton  Past President
Jessica Rooney Gallagher  Member Representative
Robert Colandreo  President Elect
Beth Wolfe  Treasurer
Jennifer Concannon  Secretary

A huge thank you to Tom Dodge who just completed his term as Past President and Scot Spak who served a three year term as Treasurer.

We Want You!

We are seeking members to become involved in conference planning, legislative efforts, community outreach and brain storming initiatives. If you're interested in working with ATOM, or have suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me or any of the board members. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


 

 
Watch this space for new upcoming events!


Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts
PO Box 121007
Boston, MA 02112

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