APTA Colorado DEI Committee

The APTA Colorado Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is dedicated to advancing a more inclusive physical therapy profession at the state and national level. Since the Committee's inception, we have sponsored educational sessions at the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference & PT Expo on "Upstander Training" in 2021 and "Brave Space Training" in 2022, as well as participated in student outreach events throughout the Metro Denver area. We are now pleased to announce the launch of a new DEI Committee webpage (found in the Chapter's webpage section, "SIGs, Committees, & Districts").

The new webpage features information about the current DEI Committee membership, links to key DEI resources from APTA, brief profiles on APTA Colorado practitioners and students, and a list of DEI Committee-sponsored content from the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference & PT Expo (live links will be added to this section soon). Please note that the webpage will grow as the DEI Committee and our network of Chapter partners continue to grow and evolve. Therefore, we are requesting the following assistance and input from our Chapter members: 

  • Provide recommendations for professional and student APTA Colorado members who would be open to be included in our "Members Spotlight"
  • Forward additional DEI-oriented links that could be considered for inclusion in the "Resource Center" section of the webpage
  • Reach out to one of the DEI Committee Co-Chairs (Dr. Hofmann or Dr. Harris-Love) if you have a suggestion for a DEI-themed educational topic or interest in committee service.

The DEI Committee webpage will also provide information on upcoming events and initiatives that you can participate in to help advance the cause of diversity, equity, and inclusion in physical therapy. With your valued contributions, the webpage can continue to grow and better meet the needs of Chapter membership. We look forward to partnering with you as we strive for a greater sense of belonging in our clinics, classrooms, and communities.