The Allied Health Work Diversity Act

Students are the future of our profession, but they are an even more meaningful voice in our advocacy efforts right now.

Provide your support very easily by contacting your legislators via APTA’s Patient Action Center

The Issue: The Allied Health Work Diversity Act

By providing colleges and universities funding to attract and retain students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, this legislation would  provide scholarships and stipends to accredited higher education programs to recruit qualified individuals who are from underrepresented backgrounds, including students from racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, 

Read the Position Paper
Sample Messages
  • Support H.R. 3320/S. 1679 for a diverse physical therapy profession #PTAdvocacy
  • Support a more diverse workforce! Tell Congress to support the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act (H.R. 3320/S. 1679) #PTAdvocacy Link
  • Send a letter to Congress asking them to support a more diverse physical therapy profession #PTAdvocacy Link