Recent protests related to racial inequality and social injustice, juxtaposed with the COVID-19 pandemic’s disparate impact on minority communities, have emphasized the need for hospitals to examine their commitment to diversity and inclusion to better serve patient populations.
In response, HASC and Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) have developed this Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion (DHEI) resource page. Our aim is to offer information, practical solutions and tools to increase access and improve quality of care for marginalized people.
To demonstrate commitment to workforce diversity, HASC developed the College to Career Diversity Internship Program (CDIP), a 10-week, full-time summer internship that exposes talented, diverse college students to the health care workforce. We have also endorsed and promoted the American Hospital Association’s #123 for Equity Pledge to Act Campaign to our members. The campaign aims to ensure that people in every community receive high-quality, equitable and safe care and urges hospital and health system leaders to take action on eliminating health disparities.
Our vision is that as more organizations become aware of programs and services and recommended resources, they will use them to build their capacity to support a more inclusive environment for patients and employees. We invite you to use the DHEI resources that we have compiled and would like to hear back from you to learn more about your hospital’s efforts.
The following resources are shared as information and are not endorsed or recommended by HASC. The page will be updated quarterly, and we welcome your contributions. Please email your resources to Lisa Mitchell, HASC Workforce Development Program Director ([email protected]) or Karen Ochoa, CLC Director of Health Equity Programs and Operations ([email protected]).
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- Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion Survey Summary
- DHEI Org Structure
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- American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE)
- IFDHE Presentation
- Essential Health Equity Resources
- Diversity and Disparities Benchmarking Survey
- #123 Equity Pledge, sign up here
- Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Measures for Hospitals and Health System Dashboards
- 135 Racial Equity Resources For Education, Professional & Community Development, Health, And Civil Rights
- How to Reduce Implicit Bias — Institute for Health Care Improvement – As more health care organizations work toward achieving equitable care for all patients, it is not enough to focus on intentional discrimination. We must also acknowledge implicit bias and address it. Read more about how in the following excerpt from IHI’s white paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations.
- Dear IHI: How Do I Talk About Implicit Bias Without Making People Defensive?
- Overcoming Unconscious Bias
- American College of Healthcare Executives Resources on Diversity and Inclusion Career Center – ACHE is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the health care industry. We invite you to explore ACHE resources available to support the unique career development interests and needs of health care management professionals from diverse backgrounds.
- New England Journal of Medicine — Structural Racism, Social Risk Factors, and Covid-19 — A Dangerous Convergence for Black Americans, Leonard E. Egede, M.D., and Rebekah J. Walker, Ph.D.
- Integrating the 3Ds — Social Determinants, Health Disparities, and Health Care Workforce Diversity, Thomas A. LaVeist and Geraldine Pierre
- How to Begin Talking About Race in the Workplace
- How to Be a Better Ally to Your Black Colleagues
Books to Read to Educate Yourself About the Black Experience in the U.S.
- The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
- The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
- They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima
- Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- The Wealth or Health of Nations: Transforming Capitalism from Within by Carol Johnston
- Democracy Matters by Cornel West
- Additional books
Works of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963. This is a collection of Dr. King’s most requested sermons.
- Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1958. Dr. King’s first book: the story of the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the nonviolent civil rights movement.
- The Trumpet of Conscience. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1968; foreword by Coretta Scott King. This book is taken from the 1967 Massey Lectures that King gave through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. King addresses issues including the Vietnam War, youth and civil disobedience and concludes with the Christmas Sermon for Peace.
- Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967. An assessment of America’s priorities and a warning that they need to be re-ordered.
- Why We Can’t Wait. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963; James M. Washington, ed. The essential writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- AHA – Must be an AHA member to access link – Link to website
- Gloria Goins – Link to website
- Lisa Sloane – More Inclusive Healthcare
- Duane Reynolds, Just Health Collective
- Drs. Esther Choo, Jane van Dis and Uché Blackstock are available for speaking engagements to plenary sessions, grand rounds and conferences. They lead small groups, conduct workshops, and provide presentations on the subject of gender and race. Dr. Blackstock focuses on equity in the healthcare workplace. Link to website
- National Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Conference – Very voiced and upfront – People from the police department and implicit bias and issues that they are encountering – connect health in the community, 2017 Conference Details
- Workforce Diversity Toolkit – Created by the Massachusetts Action Coalition (Nursing)
- Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit – Created by the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative Action Coalition
- Resources for advancing racial equity in your workforce. SurveyMonkey partnered with experts in the field of racial justice to design a series of survey templates to help leaders and HR teams learn about their employees and start treating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) like a tangible business metric. Learn more about expert-designed survey templates to help address racial inequity at work, discounts for nonprofits fighting systemic racism and nonprofits you can support by joining SurveyMonkey.
- American Hospital Association Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) – Diversity, inclusion and cultural competence are imperative for health care organizations, as the U.S. demographic landscape continues to change and regulatory agencies continue to implement requirements to improve safety and quality, reduce health care disparities and create more affordable care for patients.
- JB Training Solutions is a learning company that develops employees throughout their entire life cycle – from entering the workforce all the way to succeeding in senior leadership roles. We partner with organizations across the world to provide learning and development solutions for their exact needs, and we make a big business impact.
- Culture Amp – Build a diverse and inclusive workplace. Attract great people and create an ideal environment for your entire workforce. It’s not just the right thing to do. It’s a good business decision.
- The Winters Group, Inc. is a global diversity and inclusion consulting firm. For over three decades, we’ve supported leaders and organizations with developing transformative, sustainable solutions for equity and inclusion. The Winters Group has partnered with hundreds of organizations to develop, execute, and measure strategies that foster inclusion and lead to breakthrough results. Our core offerings are grounded in cultural competence. The Winters Group, Inc. is a certified Minority / Women-Owned Business Enterprise.
- At JONES, we combine the best of organizational psychology with the best of diversity and inclusion to create work environments and leaders that bring the best out of all people. Founded in 1993, our mission is to develop leaders and human systems that counter oppression through diversity, inclusion and organizational effectiveness.
- Just Communities offers cultural competency training to organizational leaders, education seminars for the general public, leadership training institutes for students and teachers, and customized consultation to local agencies for diversity and organizational change initiatives.
- h2 Communication, LLC
- Diversity Science is a public-benefit company that champions an evidence-based approach to equity and inclusion. We translate the latest research into practical and effective tools to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. Our team is made up of experts and practitioners who bring perspectives from behavioral health, organizational management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practice. Our work reflects the expertise of our team and deep collaboration with those who are leading change today.
- Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program From the American College of Healthcare Executives – Supports a cohort of mid- and senior-level careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles and provides specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence.
- NCHA Virtual Summer DEI Education Series: Win When Playbook and Equitable Partnerships One Pager
- 65 Resources for Racial and Health Equity – This guide offers strategies for taking action to advance racial equity across society—particularly in health care.
- The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works closely with health services organizations to advance health equity for all and to expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health management. We have long believed that promoting diversity within health care leadership and tackling health disparities is critical to ensuring the highest quality of care for everyone.
- American Hospital Association #123forEquity Campaign to Eliminate Health Care Disparities – America’s hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable and safe care. To do that, we must eliminate health and health care disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. To accelerate progress on these efforts, the AHA in 2015 launched its #123forEquity pledge campaign. It builds on the efforts of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities – a joint effort of the AHA, American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States and America’s Essential Hospitals – and asks hospital and health system leaders to begin taking action to accelerate progress.
- Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion – Provides strategic leadership for creating an inclusive organizational culture for patients, employees, business partners and the communities served by Cleveland Clinic. Initiatives focus on workforce demographics, education, pipeline development, economic initiatives/supplier diversity and cultural competence
- The Disparities Solutions Center is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
- The Adaway Group is a Black woman-owned consulting firm that brings together multi-racial teams to work on projects related to equity, inclusion, and social justice. In order to build an inclusive, thriving workplace, organizations need to break down the disadvantages built into social institutions via law, policy, and everyday practice. Our structural frameworks and partnerships with other firms get you there, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, religion, national identity, and ability.
- Stanford Medicine – To create the kind of community that helps us all thrive and prosper, we must create processes that advance equity and inclusion for every aspect of human differences, including but not limited to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age. We are committed to reflecting, celebrating and nurturing this diversity. Our goal is to educate ourselves and pursue meaningful practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment, mentorship and work environment. When we do so, we improve our collective potential to achieve in ways that benefit members of our Department, the entire Stanford community and everyone we serve.
- John Hopkins – Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity – We build resources to ensure that patients are respected, practitioners are supported, students are equipped, faculty members are empowered, leadership is diverse, inclusion is sustained, communities are embraced and lives are saved.
- Kellogg Foundation – National Day of Racial Healing
- Equity Quotient works with standout healthcare organizations, employer groups, and academic centers to create culture of equity, safety, and respect.
- Resources on how to engage in racial discussions at home or at work