APTA is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the association, profession, and society.
Improving DEI requires intentional action across our profession and association — action by organizations and individuals.
Our resources include courses, lectures, and articles.
Use the DEI activity report form to share your actions so we can identify changemakers and best practices.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas.
May 15, 2022
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, delivered the third Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy on June 16, 2022.
Oct 22, 2021 / Resource
Dec 15, 2021 / Article
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 1, 2022 / Feature
Lecturer Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, provided a sobering view of the profession's 'DEI fatigue' — and a possible path to overcome it.
Aug 15, 2022 / News
Stephanie Creary says leaders need to first understand where people are before they can guide them toward change.
Aug 14, 2022 / Statement
APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, provided his annual address on August 14 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
Aug 13, 2022 / Article
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD, delivered the 2022 APTA Leadership Congress keynote, titled "Principles of Leadership: Advancing DEI By Building Resilient HOPE."
Jun 30, 2022 / News
Lisa VanHoose provided a sobering view of the profession's 'DEI fatigue' — and a possible path to overcome it.
Jun 24, 2022 / Interview
Contributions from APTA were "absolutely crucial" for Thrive’s efforts.
Jun 23, 2022 / News
The association will participate in NATA’s 'Celebrating Title IX and Women in Health Care' event.
Jun 15, 2022 / Interview
Lisa VanHoose on DEI fatigue and what it will take to overcome resistance. Watch her lecture on June 16.
Jun 1, 2022 / Feature
APTA's chapters, sections, and academies are responding to the association's encouragement to create DEI committees. Here are three examples.
May 25, 2022 / News
APTA is collaborating with NATA’s effort inspired by the 50th anniversary of Title IX.