Pass the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act

Will you take a few minutes, and contact your Members of Congress to show your support?

The bipar­ti­san Allied Health Work­force Diver­si­ty Act will cre­ate a grant fund­ing pro­gram to increase oppor­tu­ni­ties for indi­vid­u­als who are from under­rep­re­sent­ed back­grounds, in the pro­fes­sions of occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py, phys­i­cal ther­a­py, res­pi­ra­to­ry ther­a­py, speech lan­guage pathol­o­gy, and audi­ol­o­gy. The fund­ing would sup­port evi­dence based to strate­gies to attract, recruit, and retain stu­dents from under­rep­re­sent­ed back­grounds, includ­ing eth­nic and racial minori­ties, peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, and those from rur­al, under­served areas. These strate­gies include com­mu­ni­ty out­reach, cre­at­ing or expand­ing men­tor­ship and tutor­ing pro­grams, and pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships and stipends to students.

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