Improving DEI in the profession and association is one of APTA's strategic priorities.
Our strategic plan includes an objective to foster the long-term sustainability of the physical therapy profession by making APTA an inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of the society the profession serves.
We are expanding student recruitment efforts through our diversity pipelines project. We are creating a DEI standing committee to provide strategic counsel. And we are directing net proceeds from our centennial-year activities toward our DEI efforts through the Campaign for Future Generations.
APTA supports efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion to better serve the association, the profession, and society.
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Jul 01, 2020 / Open Access
May 31, 2020 / Statement
Feb 19, 2020 / Website
May 21, 2020
Cultural competence isn't a destination; it's a journey that never stops.
Jun 02, 2020
Evidence shows racial and ethnic disparities exist across a range of illnesses and health care services.
Additional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Content
Jul 13, 2020 / Perspective
In light of continued police and institutional violence against marginalized communities, many professional organizations — including APTA — are taking time to reflect.
Jul 10, 2020 / Open Access
"Educate yourself in the experiences of those who don't look like you. This is a lesson that we all need."
Jul 08, 2020 / Review
Researchers compared the percentage of program graduates of color with several institution characteristics — and found challenges.
Jun 30, 2020 / Perspective
There is much work still to be done to address the lack of protection from discrimination and fill gaps in federal civil rights laws for the LGBTQ+ community.
Jul 13, 2020 / Article
Madison Kirkpatrick, SPT, Howe Wang, SPT, and your host, Yusra Iftikhar, DPT, discuss gender and sexual diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy profession.
Jun 25, 2020 / Perspective
Being yourself means that you love who you are, you respect who you are, and you don’t let other people define who you are.
Jun 16, 2020 / News
APTA is opposed to ACA rule changes that open the door for discrimination based on gender identity.
Jun 18, 2020 / Article
Guests discuss their experiences as racial and ethnic minorities in the profession.
Jun 06, 2020 / Statement
APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, provided her annual address on June 1.
Jun 05, 2020 / Perspective
"The look" comes from a poor understanding of those who are different from us.