Message from our CEO
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
We are listening. We are learning. We stand in solidarity with our Black members and colleagues in the fight against systemic racism.
Our team is currently working to develop a long-term plan to further use this platform to help fight for racial justice and equity in our field.
We will share more information as that plan comes together.
- Darla Torkelsen, MS, CCC-SLP
Here is a running list of things you can do to help fight systemic racism in the Speech Pathology world, and partial list of resources from Black Speech-Language Pathologists to learn more, this is by no means an exhaustive list, if you additional suggestions please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundations and Funds:
Bills to Support - From ASHA Advocacy:
Your Senators, including one who serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, can play an important role in supporting the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act (S. 2747). This important legislation would increase educational opportunities for individuals who are from underrepresented groups in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
Ask your Senators to cosponsor this legislation to expand opportunities for students from underrepresented groups, including those from racial and ethnic minorities and disadvantaged backgrounds, who contribute to better health outcomes for disadvantaged populations.
The Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act (S. 2747) would enable higher education programs for audiology and speech-language pathology to access funding to strengthen and expand the comprehensive use of evidence-based strategies shown to increase the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The U.S. House of Representatives included the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act in the EMPOWER Act (H.R. 2781), which passed the House by a voice vote on October 28, 2019.
Play on Words Therapy, LLC - Speech of Cake Inc - Voz Speech Therapy:
Free Podcast Episodes:
ASHA Voices Podcast:
- Katrina Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP