Today, I enjoyed connecting via Skype with a group of practitioners and students from Southwestern Missouri regarding what is happening on Capitol Hill, health care reform implementation and advocacy.  I love being able to connect with practitioners across the country using the technology at our fingertips and increase the awareness of what is happening in the policy arena that will impact occupational therapy.  Health care reform implementation shifting to the states is a great reminder as to the importance of membership in AOTA and the state associations.  Our associations give us a professional voice, keep us informed, and are the power we need to drive occupational therapy into the future.