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 email@example.com 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
Apr 21, 2021 / News
This new position serves on APTA’s senior staff team.
Feb 24, 2021 / Perspective
How will we address the challenges at the other end of the pipeline?
Feb 23, 2021 / Perspective
We can engage now, not at some point in the future.
Feb 19, 2021 / Interview
The connections made in these groups are the building blocks for stronger connections throughout the profession as a whole.
Feb 16, 2021 / Perspective
I was convinced there had to be a way to scale the access to this information and to get it into more hands at the click of a button rather than individual phone calls.
Feb 10, 2021 / News
Fill out a brief activity report and share your efforts, past or ongoing, to make a change.
Feb 2, 2021 / News
We're sharing information related to patients with limited English proficiency, along with Spanish translations of APTA resources.
Jan 26, 2021 / Perspective
What I’ve found is that white people fail to acknowledge the tailwinds that carried us forward and the headwinds our colleagues fought through.
Jan 15, 2021 / Article
A baseline for beginning to explore cultural competence as it relates to race and ethnicity.
Jan 14, 2021 / Resource
APTA chapters and sections can use this framework create and maintain an effective DEI committee.