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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas for how to improve DEI within our physical therapy community.
Jul 1, 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 2, 2020
Evidence shows racial and ethnic disparities exist across a range of illnesses and health care services.
Additional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Content
Jan 14, 2021 / Resource
The creation of DEI committees on the component level strengthens the reach and attainment of the mission of APTA: Building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Components can use this framework create and maintain an effective DEI committee.
Jan 15, 2021 / Article
A baseline for beginning to explore cultural competence as it relates to race and ethnicity.
Nov 2, 2020 / News
The transition to an online format amplified support for the Minority Scholarship Fund — and there's still time to donate.
Oct 30, 2020 / Article
In this installment, we focus on pathways to leadership.
Oct 26, 2020 / Perspective
For all the discussion around diversity, equity, and inclusion, a common question emerges: “What can we do?”
Oct 21, 2020 / Perspective
Odds are you'll cross paths with someone who uses gender neutral pronouns.
Oct 6, 2020 / Resource
Use these resources within your program or curriculum to teach cultural competence to your physical therapy students.
Sep 29, 2020 / Perspective
We need to listen to and shine a light on each other's experiences.
Sep 23, 2020 / Article
The second installment of our DEI Discussions series focuses on the student pipeline and equity.
Aug 21, 2020 / Article
APTA's first in a series of discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This discussion focused on race and racism in physical therapy.