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Building Partnerships, Creating Space and Developing Opportunities to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Physical Therapy

Date: June 27-29, 2022

The ACAPT National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission (NEDIC) will be sponsoring a summit to:

  • increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities among faculty and leadership in professional education and in the physical therapy workforce and
  • identify and promulgate policy initiatives, best practices, and resources related to increasing recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of racial and ethnic minority students (Black, Native American or Tribal Groups, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and LatinX) in physical therapist professional education programs.

This invitation-only event will bring together 100 professionals of diverse backgrounds and expertise who will convene over 2 1/2 days in collaborative workgroups designed to craft the foundation for best practices and resources that will transform the educational experiences of underrepresented minority students and faculty in physical therapy.

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