Global OT is an organization for occupational therapists who are interested in supporting OT and rehab programs in low-resource setting globally.
Global OT aims to:
1) Develop a professional network of occupational therapists interested in sustainable global work
2) Disseminate resources regarding global rehabilitation guidelines and evidence-based practice
3) Facilitate collaboration among the greater global rehabilitation community.
Global OT is unique in the US in its focus on collaborative and sustainable capacity-building, in which the local communities are partners in rather than recipients of rehabilitation infrastructure building. Global OT aims to bridge the supply of occupational therapists interested in working in low-resource settings with the demand for trained rehabilitation professionals in low-resource settings. The goal is to provide training in a sustainable manner with a "train the trainer" approach in order to assist low-resource settings grow their occupational therapy and rehabilitation infrastructure in a sustainable manner.