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
Oct 15, 2021 / News
The 2021 APTA Flash Action Strategy begins with a virtual event, followed by a two-day effort to support a proposed federal grants program.
Sep 15, 2021 / News
The association's representative body of the membership addressed racism, DEI, PTA involvement, COVID-19, productivity standards, and more.
Sep 9, 2021 / Podcast
Have you ever stopped to think about your bias? In ways big and small. Awareness, empathy, and with inclusivity are the themes we discuss in this episode.
Sep 7, 2021 / News
A two-year effort to double funds could hit its mark with centennial happenings, the new APTA HQ — and your donations.
Aug 18, 2021 / Perspective
Faculty can be more intentional in making small but necessary changes in academic physical therapy to overcome at least some of the bias they possess.
Jan 9, 2020 / Position Paper
By providing colleges and universities funding to attract and retain students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, this legislation would boost the number of minorities in the health profession workforce and correct the underrepresentation in these fields.
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.
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.