Diversity and inclusion childrens health careers

We promote a diverse and inclusive workforce

​​​​​​​Children's Health is committed to providing a culture that invites and supports diverse perspectives. We value and embrace staff, patient families and others in our community based on their unique characteristics, including race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and abilities. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, a cross-functional executive leadership group, guides and supports initiatives regarding diversity, inclusion and cultural effectiveness. The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force includes team members representing all parts of our organization.They were asked to articulate our Diversity and Inclusion Guiding Principles, shown below, and continue to serve as Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors to support communication and awareness.

Guiding Principle #1

We listen to, invite and respect the beliefs, identities and experiences of our patients to deliver culturally sensitive care.

In support of this principle, we aim to:

  • Increase and diversify family representation on boards, committees, advisory groups 

  • Actively invite families to share stories that promote knowledge and sensitivity toward others

  • Collect accurate (REaL) information and set goals to reduce health care disparity

Guiding Principle #2

We embrace vulnerable populations in the community through meaningful partnerships and mission-focused initiatives.

In support of this principle, we aim to:

  • Deepen community partnerships

  • Introduce opportunities for mentoring and scholarships

  • Diversify donor relationships

  • ​​​​​​​Diversify supplier and vendor relationships

Guiding Principle #3

We equip and develop
our team members to support an inclusive environment in which all have the opportunity to contribute.

In support of this principle, we aim to:

  • Strengthen communication skills and respectful interactions across teams and the patient care continuum

  • Prioritize inclusion within all talent management systems

  • Set inclusion targets for leadership program participation ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Support and guide employee work groups

Guiding Principle #4

We recruit and build talented, diverse teams that reflect the backgrounds, traditions and experiences of the communities we serve.

In support of this principle, we aim to:

  • Introduce job placement programs for vulnerable groups, such as veterans and adults with special abilities  

  • Form networking partnerships to diversify our talent pipeline ​​​​​​​

  • Enable hiring managers to foster and leverage the benefits of an inclusive workforce; the value proposition of a diverse team

Diversity & Inclusion Communities

Diversity and Inclusion Communities:

• LGBTQ Task Force

• Women Empowering Women

• Intellectually Disabled Adults

• Veterans Recruiting

• Professional Associations for Diverse Populations

​​​​​​​• Cultural Competence Research Group