ACHE Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The American College of Healthcare Executives has elevated its longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion by incorporating it as a core value and strategic initiative in the organization’s strategic plan. A number of key initiatives reflect this commitment to further diversity within ACHE and the healthcare management field.
EDCN is an online resource to help healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups navigate their career path and it was created by the American College of Healthcare Executives, National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, LGBT Forum, National Association of Health Services Executives, Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum and The Institute for Diversity in Health Management.
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Diversity and Inclusion (summary from best practices)
» Increasing diversity and inclusion cannot be accomplished by one department or silo. It must be embedded in a system wide manner so that all leaders are held accountable for driving and sustaining it.
» Leaders set the tone for promoting diversity and cultural competence within the organization by modeling respectful behavior and recruiting a diverse team.
» Creating a culture of diversity should be consistent and deliberate, integrating patient care, education, research, and community partnerships.
» Establishing a Diversity Leadership Council can help to increase the diversity of senior executive staff and board members.
» It is important to understand and meet the needs of underserved patients and employees, including those who are LGBTQI.