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 email@example.com 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
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.
May 18, 2022 / News
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, will deliver the virtual lecture on June 16, followed by a panel discussion.
May 18, 2022 / Open Access
We're making progress, and there are opportunities to do more.
Apr 27, 2022 / News
The agency laid out a general strategy for how it hopes to move the needle on disparities in access and outcomes.
Apr 12, 2022 / Roundup
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