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APTA Alabama Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee

Additional PT related organizations/affinity groups

  • American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT)
    • The American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide relief to poor and disadvantaged African Americans and other minorities by:
      • Promoting new and innovative programs in health promotion, health delivery systems and disease prevention,
      • Encouraging minority students to pursue careers in allied health professions, and
      • Performing clinical research directly related to health conditions found within minority communities.
  • National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT)
    • NABPT is a nonprofit organization with the primary focus of increasing opportunities for the African Diaspora in physical therapy. This association will support the provision of culturally competent health care services in all communities. NABPT’s mission is to provide opportunities for increased visibility, networking, community service, advocacy, career development, and mentorship for Black physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
    • NABPT Alabama Chapter
  • Ujima Institute
    • The Ujima Institute was founded by Dr. Lisa VanHoose. As a physical therapist and researcher, she believes that individual and societal wellness requires village-like efforts.
    • The Black Rehabilitation Manifesto
      • A collaborative effort of Black practitioners, students, and patients/clients to verbalize our expectations of stakeholders involved in rehabilitation advocacy, community engagement, practice, research, and education.

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