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Project Overview

On November 9, 2019, in conjunction with the ChiroCongress annual convention in San Diego, CA, the Future of Chiropractic Forum was held and stakeholders from across the country were invited to participate in this historic event. Representatives from state association leadership, colleges, national organizations, corporate partners, individual practitioners, and more joined together to share their viewpoints through a facilitated discussion focused on what the future of chiropractic looks like in the next 50 years with a goal of identifying a specific effort that a diverse group of individuals and organizations could support.

It was concluded that the profession needs a strategic plan.

ChiroCongress agreed to take the lead on this effort on behalf of the profession and its Board of Directors seated the following task force members:
  • Dr. Dan Spencer (MI)
  • Dr. Brenda Holland (WI)
  • Dr. Tom Wetzen (VA)
  • Dr. Don Cross (FL)
  • Dr. Julie Bird (IL)
  • Kristine Dowell (MI)
  • Barbara Contessa (NY)
  • Dr. Gerald Stevens
  • Marc Abla (IL)
  • TIffany Stevens (TN)
  • Dr. Rachel Wendt (CO)
  • Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA)
  • Dr. Jay Greenstein (D.C.)
  • Dr. Ray Foxworth (MS)
  • John Murray (WI)
  • Dr. Tom Klapp (MI)

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 Project Timeline & Progress

  • November 9, 2019 – Future of Chiropractic Forum, San Diego, CA (completed)
  • January 29, 2020 – First Task Force Meeting, Washington, D.C. (completed)
  • February 26, 2020 – Request for Proposals released to seek project facilitator (completed)
  • March 14, 2020 – Task Force Meeting, Charlotte, N.C. (completed)
    • 3 Proposals received and considered
    • Task Force determines to release RFP to seek additional proposals
  • May – August, 2020 – Task Force reviews 11 additional proposals and conducts two rounds of interviews with 4 candidate agencies and/or individuals (completed)
  • August 17, 2020 – Task Force meets virtually to select facilitator (completed)
  • October 15, 2020 – Strategic Planning Agencies Sharity and Future iQ selected for phases 1 and 2. (completed)
  • October 16, 2020 – Project kick-off meeting with Sharity, Future iQ and ChiroCongress Strategic Plan Steering Committee (formerly ChiroCongress Strategic Plan Task Force) (completed)
  • October 19, 2020 – OnStrategy selected for phase 3 – implementation of the strategic plan estimated to start in 2021 (completed)
  • October 19, 2020 – Overview of 3 phases of the project uploaded to website – view Document Link to the right for more information. (completed)
  • November 2, 2020 – Stakeholder Survey Launched – Take the Survey! Open through November 30, 2020. (In process)
  • November 2, 2020 – Project Portal goes live. Visit the Portal! See updates on data collection, trends, and more.
  • November 6, 2020 – Project presentation to The Chiropractic Summit in Orlando, Florida. Meet and greet with Sharity team leaders, Carol Wick and Karen Pelot. (completed)
  • November 11, 2020 – Project presentation to ChiroCongress State Association Leaders at the virtual annual convention by Sharity and Future iQ (David Beurle and Heather Branigin). (completed)
  • November 14, 2020 – Media Kits made available to national stakeholder groups. Media Kit 1  and Media Kit 2 with downloadable graphics, press release, marketing blurbs, etc. (completed)
  • November 19, 2020 – Facebook Live event to NCMIC student group (completed)
  • November 23, 2020 – Strategic Plan Committee Meeting #2 – Data updates: 1995 surveys completed to date, cohort formation planning (see dates below), think tank sessions, discussion board participation, etc. (completed)
  • November 30, 2020 – Weekly Project Update Email
  • December 4, 2020 – Deadline for national survey to be completed (upcoming) (Closed) 3,415 Responses Received – See Heat Map of participation by state
  • December 11, 2020 – Discussion Boards Open
  • December 21, 2020 – Cohort Group 1 – Early Career DCs (0-5 years in Practice). Meeting 3-5pm EST (completed)
  • December 22, 2020 – Cohort Group 2 – DCs Practicing 5+ Years  – Meeting 3-5pm EST (completed)
  • December 28, 2020 – Cohort Group 3 – Chiropractic Research/Regulation – Meeting 3-5pm EST (completed)
  • Survey data goes live on project portal. Key Drivers Average Data  | Key Drivers of Change by Years in Practice | Key Drivers of Change by Practice Style | Key Drivers of Change by Years in Practice plus Practice Style
  • January 8, 2020 – Key Driver Workshop – (completed)
  • January 13, 2020 – Cohort Group 5 – Chiropractic Students – (upcoming)
  • January 14, 2021 (NEW DATE!) – Cohort Group 4 – Chiropractic Education Leadership/Faculty –  Meeting 3-5pm EST (upcoming)
  • January 29, 2021 – Think Tank Session – Cohort Groups will participate in a future scenario think tank session. 1-3pm EST (upcoming)


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Support This Effort!

If you are interested in supporting the strategic plan effort you can donate directly through ChiroCongress Cares, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, or contact us to learn more about Corporate Sponsorship. Call 503-922-2933 or email info@chirocongress.org.

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Sponsors & Participants

Special thanks to our project supporters listed below plus all the State Chiropractic Associations for helping to distribute the survey and participating in this project!! If you are interested in more information about how you can support the strategic plan development, please contact us! If we have missed anyone please forgive the oversight and let us know how you are supporting the project so we can provide the appropriate recognition!

For more information about this project or to receive updates, please contact Lizz Klein at 503-922-2933 or by email.