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Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP)

The Johns Hopkins AMP Program™ is an inter-professional program aiming to support hospitals and health care providers that want to change the culture of patient immobility. AMP provides frontline caregivers and hospital leaders with the tools and support needed to design and implement structured quality improvement processes to successfully increase patient activity and mobility.

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Learn more about patient-centered programs that promote a culture of mobility.

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Read the latest AMP research and publications from our team.

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Join us November 1-3 for the 7th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference.

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Get access to the tools to help you implement an AMP program in your hospital.

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Upcoming Events

Progressive Mobility Webinar: Implementing and Achieving a Culture of Activity & Mobility
Date: October 3, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
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Achieving a Culture of Mobility through Activity & Mobility Promotion across the Hospital
Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Pre-conference
Dates: November 1, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Michael Friedman, PT, MBA & Erik Hoyer, M.D., Introduce AMP—Hospital

The Johns Hopkins AMP Program™ firmly establishes the concept that a systematic quality improvement approach is beneficial in combating the harms of immobility in our hospitals. Activity and mobility programs can reduce length of stay, decrease readmissions and improve patient outcomes. Such programs are an excellent method to drive value by "bending the cost curve” by improving patient outcomes at a lower cost to the hospital.

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AMP Hospital Program Directors:

Erik Hoyer, M.D.Erik Hoyer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Michael Friedman, P.T., MBA

Michael Friedman, PT, MBA

Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services



Watch AMP in Action

Activity and Mobility Promotion was integrated into the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality project that focused on redesigning the ICU to eliminate the most common causes of preventable harm and to better meet the needs of patients, families and clinicians.

Nurse Cindy Dwyer and physical therapist Amy Toonstra share how Johns Hopkins patients benefit from setting mobility goals and communicating patient mobility progress.

Learn About Other AMP Programs

Now Available: ICU Competencies Training for PT, OT and SLP

The Johns Hopkins Hospital ICU competencies for physical and occupational therapists are now available for purchase. This 7-module training includes didactic materials, literature references and competency sign-off tools. Topics include: mechanical ventilation and oxygen delivery systems, management of ICU equipment, delirium assessment, lab values, and optimal treatment planning. Learn more.

New Fellowship: Visiting Scientist at Johns Hopkins

Do you have interest in research questions related to hospital activity and mobility interventions and programs? If so, we have a perfect learning opportunity within our AMP program. CoHSTAR is offering a new part time, faculty fellowship opportunity (12-18 months) at Johns Hopkins, a CoHSTAR-affiliated institution. Learn more.


For more information about the The Johns Hopkins AMP Program™, including tools, our learning network and the Johns Hopkins Annual Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, please contact us at

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