"The American Occupational Therapy Association is the nationally recognized professional association of more than 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. These practitioners serve people with physical illnesses and injuries, congenital and chronic conditions, and mental and developmental disabilities, helping them regain, develop, and build skills essential to restoring or maintaining independent function, health and well-being, and social participation. For more information, please visit http://www.aota.org.

The American Occupational Therapy Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit organization created in 1965 to advance the science of occupational therapy and increase public understanding of its value. Through the use of its fiscal and human resources, AOTF works to expand and refine the body of knowledge of occupational therapy and promote understanding of the value of occupation in the interest of the public good. AOTF creates opportunities through its support of research and education. See http://www.aotf.org for more information.

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is a federal agency that sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on outcomes related to health care quality, cost, use, and access. The information helps health care decision makers-patients and clinicians, health-system leaders, purchasers, and policymakers-make more informed decisions about the nation's health care."

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