Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
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Be Yourself – Whoever You Are.
Together with our members, we ensure that patients and their families have access to high-quality care as they navigate the advanced illness experience. To achieve this, we focus on creating and fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We pride ourselves in being committed to honor every person’s culture, values, and wishes by respecting who they are and what matters most to them – ensuring our partners and communities feel valued and appreciated as we interact with them.
We do not exclude or discriminate against any person based on race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, diagnosis or medical condition, veteran status, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, source of payment or inability to understand the English language.
Our Commitment to You
We recognize that healthcare outcomes among marginalized groups and ethnic minorities are impacted due to mistrust coupled with disparities in healthcare provision – which persist among Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and ethnic minorities. We therefore believe that barriers in utilization and disparities in outcomes for both palliative and hospice care require increased access to culturally competent care. The inclusion of members of the patient’s community and culture among the provider care team – including people who represent the patient’s community or hospice catchment area, particularly BIPOC communities, can be an effective way to bridge linguistic and cultural barriers that can prevent utilization of services.
Together with our members, we will continue to work hard to ensure everyone has access to quality healthcare with a measurable increase in diversity amongst those who care for them. That is our commitment to you, and we know we can achieve it.