Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare
How you should prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. And why you must.
Healthcare organizations have a growing responsibility to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts not only for their employees, but also to better serve patients and their families. DEI has been a recent focus for many businesses and organizations across the world. But the healthcare industry has a particularly unique opportunity to make a greater impact, as it directly affects a broad set of patient health outcomes and quality of life in a profound way.
With great opportunity comes great responsibility, and the healthcare industry is unfortunately falling short in terms of ensuring DEI for both industry associates and patients. Given that this is such an important responsibility, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This white paper outlines strategies to consider as healthcare organizations approach DEI efforts, such as how to:
- Assess the current organizational DEI culture
- Identify indicators of success
- Focus on relevant topics for DEI training
- Incorporate small changes for a big impact
- Implement DEI initiatives at all levels within an organization