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 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
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.
Jul 22, 2020 / News
We're looking for volunteers to serve on a new standing committee and the PT Fund Board of Trustees.
Jul 21, 2020 / Open Access
You can help LGBTQ patients feel safe and supported by taking these five simple actions.
Jul 21, 2020 / Open Access
A national committee is being formed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion within the physical therapy profession and beyond. Application deadline is Aug. 31, 2020
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 / News
The inaugural lecture stresses the need for action now through changes to education, research, and practice.
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 8, 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.