Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion DEI Task Force
Our purpose is to foster an academic community that practices the values, culture, perspectives, and competencies needed to realize the full participation and innovative capacity of all Department of Occupational Therapy students, staff, and faculty by enacting principles of accountability, justice, inclusion, equity, and diversity.
UF OT In Action
Presented at PHHP DEI Week, February 11-18, 2022. Authors: Rebecca Piazza, OTD, MS, OTR/L; Consuelo M Kreider, PhD, OTR/L
This student organization consists of doctor of occupational therapy and pre-occupational therapy undergraduate students, and addresses issues…
On behalf of the Department of Occupational Therapy, I want to express our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the eight people…
UF OT History/Cultural richness
She received the A. Jean Ayres Award, the AOTF Meritorious Service Award, and the AOTA and AOTF Presidents’ Commendation in honor of Wilma L. West.
The UF chapter of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) seeks to address issues surrounding diversity and inclusion within the field of occupational therapy.
The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the world’s preeminent occupational therapy organization addressing issues of systemic racism and oppression, occupational injustice, healthcare equity, and educational decolonization.
The mission of the committee is to broaden understanding and strengthen attention to diversity and cultural competence and to promote efforts to enhance health equity through teaching, research, and service.
AOTA’s Vision 2025 calls all members of the profession to seek justice toward realizing a shared vision of the profession as one that is “intentionally inclusive and equitable and embrace[s] diversity in all its forms.”