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Supporting diversity

ACAPT grieves the senseless killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans.

In this ACAPT board statement and through a series of virtual sessions on how to respond, ACAPT recognizes that racism is an urgent threat to public health; it is a driving force of other social determinants of health and is a barrier to health equity.

ACAPT plans to form a National Equity Diversity and Inclusion Commission and built relationships with the American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT) and the National Association of Black Physical Therapy (NABPT).

Again in 2020, ACAPT supported APTA's Celebration of Diversity event.

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ACAPT is committed to making a difference by listening and responding to the Black voices in our profession, educating our constituents on the complexities of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and supporting the work of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Consortia to make the PT profession representative of those we serve.

We strongly encourage each ACAPT member institution to support at least one faculty member becoming a member of the DEI consortium.

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"Let’s get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Individually and collectively we can make a difference. You’re more powerful than you think!"

Senobia D. Crawford PT, PhD
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Consortium Chair

Program Director & Associate Professor at Hampton University