APTA Board of Directors Adopts a New Mission Statement.

Source: "APTA's New Mission Statement: A Healthier Society Through a Strong Community," PT in Motion, June 2018, 10(5): 52.

“Building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society” became the official mission statement for APTA in 2018. Developed by the APTA Board of Directors after the 2017 House of Delegates entrusted the Board to update and maintain the association’s mission, the statement is strongly integrated with APTA’s vision statement for the profession of physical therapy: “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”

The vision statement APTA adopted in 2013 positioned the association as an outward-facing organization committed to positive change. The new mission statement articulates the association’s role in that change—by being a place of engagement, where multiple perspectives can be brought together in support of advancing physical therapist practice to create pathways toward a healthier society.

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