Newswise — CHICAGO (May 1, 2020): The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is proud to announce that ARN Board Member Maureen Musto, MS RN APRN-CNS ACNS-BC CRRN, has been selected to serve on the Development Group for Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s Disease working on the development of the World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation Programme’s Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation (PRI).

A part of the WHO “Rehabilitation 2030” initiative launched in 2017, the PRI will be an open-access online resource offering evidence-based rehabilitation interventions that will enable clinical and research professionals to integrate rehabilitation interventions into all service delivery platforms. The “Rehabilitation 2030” initiative was developed to address Sustainable Development Goal three of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calling for the achievement of universal health coverage, which the WHO defined as a strategic priority in its General Programme of Work 2019–2023.

As part of the Development Group for Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s Disease, Musto will work with a carefully selected group of rehabilitation experts from across the globe to confirm the interventions identified in step two of the PRI development process and define the areas of service delivery for those interventions.

Musto serves as a clinical nurse specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus, OH. She has made significant contributions of her time, talent, and expertise to ARN, serving as

  • director on the ARN Board of Directors (2019–2021).       
  • past president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the association
  • board liaison to the newsletter committee
  • chapter reviewer for The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum, 8th edition

It is anticipated the PRI will be finalized and available this year. For more information about the PRI, the WHO Rehabilitation Programme, or the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, visit the WHO website at

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

ARN is a professional organization dedicated to promoting and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, certification, collaboration, and research to support rehabilitation nurses and enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. For more information about ARN, please visit or call 800.229.7530.