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.
We are expanding student recruitment efforts through our diversity pipelines project. We are creating a DEI standing committee to provide strategic counsel. And we are directing net proceeds from our centennial-year activities toward our DEI efforts through the Campaign for Future Generations.
APTA supports efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion to better serve the association, the profession, and society.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas for how to improve DEI within our physical therapy community.
Jul 01, 2020 / Open Access
May 31, 2020 / Statement
Feb 19, 2020 / Website
May 08, 2020 / News
May 21, 2020
Cultural competence in physical therapy isn't a destination. It's a journey that never stops.
Additional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Content
Jun 25, 2020 / Perspective
Being yourself means that you love who you are, you respect who you are, and you don’t let other people define who you are.
Jun 16, 2020 / News
APTA is opposed to ACA rule changes that open the door for discrimination based on gender identity.
Jun 18, 2020 / Article
Guests discuss their experiences as racial and ethnic minorities in the profession.
Jun 06, 2020 / Statement
APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, provided her annual address on June 1.
Jun 05, 2020 / Perspective
"The look" comes from a poor understanding of those who are different from us.
Apr 22, 2020 / Perspective
There are things we, as individuals and as health care providers, can do to get off the hamster wheel of health disparities.
Mar 09, 2020 / News
The first 10,000 people to contribute at least $10 will have their name included on the Community Wall at APTA’s new headquarters.
Mar 01, 2020 / Feature
More and more actors with disabilities are appearing in TV shows and movies. Physical therapists are playing a supporting role.
Feb 25, 2020 / Resource
The centennial is a unique opportunity for our community to engage, celebrate, and serve, as we embrace our rich history and generate momentum toward our exciting future.
Jun 16, 2020 / Perspective
PTs and PTAs should educate themselves about the needs of their patients who identify as Muslim to ensure that patient-centered care remains our profession's priority.