Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee (“IDEA” Committee) shall foster a positive and inclusive culture that promotes diversity, equity and access within APHPT, the pelvic health physical therapy profession, and the patient community.
✨ Featured Program
NABPT + APTA Pelvic Health Scholarship Collaboration
The National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT) and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) have teamed up to create an exciting scholarship opportunity dedicated to increasing diversity in our profession to better meet the needs of our diverse communities. This initiative is specifically designed for physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and physical therapy students (SPTs) who identify as African American or Black and who are eager to expand their skill set and incorporate pelvic health expertise into their existing rehabilitation care.
- Promote awareness and patient access to pelvic health PT to minority populations
- Increase membership diversity and promote an inclusive culture
- Promote diversity and equitable pathways to volunteer opportunities and leadership
- Increase patient diversity representation in education
- Educate membership on how to be more inclusive in the profession
Volunteer with Us
Interested in getting involved in our efforts? If you are a member, consider applying to the IDEA Committee! We seeking members who are interested in increasing diversity in our profession!
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Help build our diversity gallery!
There is a lack of visual representation of minority populations in physical therapy continuing education courses and patient education brochures developed by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. The IDEA committee strives to diversify our digital library of images and videos. Please help us increase the visibility of minority populations presented in educational and promotional materials! INSTRUCTIONS: Images must be high-quality or high-resolution photos or illustrations. We recommend you use neutral backgrounds or blurred backgrounds if possible. Please refrain from including promotional content (i.e. advertising equipment or a specific pelvic floor product or brand) in the photos and illustrations. If you are photographing yourself or other individuals, all images must be accompanied by a Media Consent Release Form.