Diversity and Inclusion: Taking Action, Together
In this first D&I impact report for Children’s Health℠, we are committed to sharing the data fully, including highlighting areas for improvement. It’s our hope that this transparency will build trust across readers and respondents, fostering a sense of mutual accountability moving forward. We are committed to make real change and progress towards D&I in the following areas:
Increase representation of underrepresented minorities in leadership
Recruit, retain, develop, and advance more underrepresented minority talent into senior leadership roles.
Foster an inclusive workplace
Execute comprehensive strategies that create shared ownership for advancing equity and inclusion for the purpose of transforming care delivery. This approach includes aligning programs and initiatives, optimizing and leveraging resources, and influencing policies and practices.
Improve inclusion competency across all levels
Steps to take:
Better equip leaders with the skills and competencies for managing diverse teams and create more awareness around mitigating biases and microaggressions. We will begin with a comprehensive training plan across the organization that will include expert workshops, online training around topics impacting the LGBTQ community, and expanded education on unconscious bias.
Establish key metrics
What that means:
Establish a regular review process of aggregate and business function data in order to consistently and accurately pinpoint gaps and develop solutions. As part of that work, we will be creating a Metrics Advisory Workgroup comprised of a multidisciplinary team responsible for strategic initiatives to help inform and ensure alignment with D&I metrics.
Strengthen commitment and ownership for diversity and inclusion at all levels, so that team members hold themselves and each other accountable for building and maintaining an inclusive culture.
The final step:
Build strong policies, practices, and systems that continue the transformation to ensure equitable care and maintain a balance of diverse representation at all levels and sustain a culture of inclusion for decades to come.
To learn more, download the full report, Looking Inward. Taking Action.: Diversity and Inclusion at Children’s Health.