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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

DEI2021
Mission

Foster the long-term sustainability of the physical therapy profession by making APTA Maryland an inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of the society the profession serves. Statements on Anti Racism, Anti Discrimination of the LGBTQ+ Community, and Health Equity.

Volunteer
APTAMD’s DEI and Community Engagement Committee is going to health and career fairs, schools and colleges, and mentoring students in an effort to diversify the profession. Learn More
Inform

Reach out to our DEI and Community Engagement Committee with any questions, ideas, or with opportunities to make an impact in our profession and the communities we serve. Email us today – community@aptamd.orgdei@aptamd.org

Support and Diversify the Profession

Educating K-12, community college and pre PT students on the physical therapy profession to improve diversity within the workforce.

Quarterly Mentor Nights to Students and Early Professionals.

Sponsor a DEI Student Scholarship program for 2nd and 3rd year PT and PTA students in Maryland.

Resource: Implicit Bias Assessments Developed two implicit bias courses to meet the new state mandate for license renewal. They all meet the basic criteria for continuing educatio by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Education on LGBTQ Cultural Competence

 

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Resources MD 2-1-1 (a comprehensive resource database) | PT Proud

Education on how to address and incorporate change in your practice through out webinar catalog.

Advocating to address SDOH through legislation and regulatory change.