Minority Affairs Committee
The purpose of the Minority Affairs Committee is to assist public relations efforts targeting minority physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to be Association members; assist in recruiting minority NYPTA members for leadership roles; and to work with the Minority Affairs Department of APTA to serve as NYPTA's conduit to help recruit minority students into physical therapist and physical therapist assistant roles. It is accountable to the Board of Directors, and consists of three members and the vice president as ex-officio member. The chairperson is an active minority member appointed by the Executive Committee.
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Minority Affairs Committee Procedure Manual
Greetings! The APTA has put together a blue print for cultural competence and part of it goes like this, “Cultural
competence is a critical core component of professional practice in physical therapy and should be considered as a part
of ‘best practice’ in providing physical therapy care. Achieving cultural competence as a physical therapist or a physical
therapist assistant is a process…” The aim of these spotlights is to be part of that process. We will include one profile in
each edition of “The Empire State” this year. After reading these profiles, we hope you attain some pearls and integrate
them into our varying worlds as students, clinicians, and educators to better our profession and patients, as well as learn
something about other cultures, including but not limited to individual beliefs, values, cultures, races, religion, upbringing,
socioeconomic status, and abilities. The purpose of these spotlights is to highlight actual, living, breathing cultural aspects
within the New York Physical Therapy Association.