A group of Life University students, staff and alumni attended the 2024 Georgia Chiropractic Association for Chiropractic Day at the Capitol, held at the Georgia State Capitol Feb. 1, noted a Life University press release.
The purpose of the event was to serve as a friendly brunch and mingle with state legislators in order to discuss with them the value of the chiropractic profession for the state of Georgia. Ideally, the goal was to serve as a reminder that DCs and the chiropractic community represent thousands of Georgia voters. Several state legislators of various courts came to shake hands and learn more about the chiropractic cause.
The Georgia Chiropractic Assocation (GCA) is the state chiropractic association tasked to “promote, represent, educate and protect the entire chiropractic community in Georgia and advocate for unrestricted access to chiropractic care” (gachiro.org). Life U alumna Deborah Little currently serves as President of the GCA and enjoyed seeing the turnout of eager Life U students and alumni.
Political lobbying is one major role the GCA takes on. Therefore, attendees of the event were asked to locate their regional representative or senator(s) in the building to implore them to consider helping a special bill of GCA’s political action committee (PAC). This bill implores for greater financial transparency between lawyers and DCs connected by personal injury cases, as currently there is not enough accountability to make sure the correct funds go to the correct places.
“It was truly inspiring to see Life U students, alumni and DCs from across the state come together to work toward a unified goal of improved chiropractic practices,” the press release noted. “Life U continues to support the work of the GCA and hopes to continue to make meaningful contributions and connections in the larger chiropractic community and profession.”
About Life University
Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Undergraduates can pursue undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education. This year, Life U celebrates its Golden Jubilee anniversary, marking 50 years in chiropractic and vitalistic healthcare education excellence.
Life University strives to empower our students to succeed both professionally and personally. At Life U, we innovate our approach to higher education, while also remaining true to our philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, Life U recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.
Life U’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 65 countries.
Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.
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