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The physical therapy profession should be as diverse as the people it serves — and reaching that goal begins with the PT and PTA student population.

That's why the 2021 APTA Flash Action Strategy is so important. The focus of this year's student-led, two-day event, to be held Oct. 20 and 21, is on a priority bill, the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act (H.R. 3320/S. 1679). The legislation would provide grants to colleges and universities to attract and retain students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal: boosting the number of minorities in the health professions workforce to help correct the underrepresentation.

The high-energy advocacy effort isn't restricted to students — it's open to everyone. Join us for an online kickoff event Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. ET, then get ready to make contacts over the next two days to press for support of the legislation.

Still not sure what a "flash action" is all about? Visit APTA's Flash Action Strategy webpage for a general overview, or check out (and share) this three-minute video.


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