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.
Some of our association's current activities include:
- Expanding student recruitment efforts through our diversity pipelines project.
- Increasing DEI fundraising through our Campaign for Future Generations.
- Creating a standing committee to provide strategic counsel on DEI.
And we want to hear from you! Use the DEI activity report form to share your actions to improve DEI within the profession and association so we can identify changemakers and best practices.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas for how to improve DEI within our physical therapy community.
May 31, 2020 / Statement
Feb 1, 2021 / Feature
Jul 1, 2020 / Open Access
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 9, 2020 / Position Paper
Jul 15, 2021 / Open Access
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee provides strategic advice, recommendations, and counsel to the APTA Board of Directors regarding DEI.
Jun 29, 2021 / News
Charlene Portee delivered a frank assessment of where things stand, and an inspiring vision for courageously embracing change.
Jun 9, 2021 / Interview
Charlene Portee says new strategies — and then, action — are what's needed to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.
Jun 8, 2021 / Open Access
We all go through transitions. It's what we do with those experiences that matters.
May 26, 2021 / Column
A PT reflects on opening a clinic in an underserved neighborhood.
Jun 2, 2021 / Article
Defining Moment: A PT reflects on opening a clinic in an underserved neighborhood.
May 21, 2021 / News
APTA-supported bipartisan legislation would help 5 health care professions, including physical therapy, increase student diversity.
May 11, 2021 / Roundup
We're seizing opportunities to amplify our public policy messages — here's a sampling of some of the issue letters we've signed on to.
Apr 28, 2021 / News
The second annual event, set for June 17, will explore the profession's readiness for change.
It's All About Your Patients
You know how important it is to meet your patients where they are. Hone your ability to provide culturally competent care that's so crucial ensuring patient trust and comfort with you as their provider.