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COMMITTEE ON DIVERISTY AND INCLUSION
Overview | Responsibilities | 2015 Accomplishments | 2016 Goals | CG Diversity Champions

Collaborative Governance
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Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics in Clinical Practice

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Patient Education

Patient Experience

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Quality and Safety

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

 

Current Work:

  • Champions discussed the revised Visitor Policy with Brian French, RN, Director, Blum Center
  • Champions learned of career development opportunities which are offered through HR.
  • Champions discussed how our history helps inform of racial income inequality.

 

Accomplishments 2019

  • Facilitated dialogues with specific units on staff experiences of diversity, equity and inclusion and collaborated with representatives from other groups and departments regarding outreach on matters of equity and inclusion.

  • Published a Did You Know poster on implicit bias in conjunction with the Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee.

  • Compiled an annotated bibliography of literature on various topics within the realm of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Goals 2020:

  • Continue outreach program to other departments and units to encourage more facilitated dialogues on diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Formalize a resource that champions can utilize as a structure for holding conversations with their own units.

  • Collaborate with the office of Equity and Inclusion to identify resources.

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Meets:
First Tuesday of the month from 12:00-2:00 pm in Founders House 311

Committee Contacts:

Co-chairs:           
Melanie Andrade, RN
Surgery, PH 22
MMAndrade@Partners.org

Kelsey Conley, RN
Surgery, Blske 12
KConley5@Partners.org

Coach:                
Chris Kirwan
Director, Interpreter Services
CKirwan@Partners.org

Advisor:              
Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, SLP, Director, Speech Language Pathology CVegabarachowitz@Partners.org

Recorder:
Waveney Cole
Administrative Assistant, IPC WCOLE1@PARTNERS.ORG

CG Diversity Champions

         
COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OVERVIEW

The Collaborative Governance Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is committed to supporting and developing strategies which transform our work setting into a more inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, patients, and families alike. The committee does this work through the sharing of champions’ stories of their own culture and traditions, as well as through case studies, guest lecturers and journal club.
Responsibilities:

  • Enhance professional development.
  • Promote culturally competent care and staff education
  • Develop a community, sensitive to each person as a human to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Create a climate of inclusion in activities throughout the system.
  • Engage in joint projects with other Collaborative Governance committees.
  • Align the work of the committee with PCS strategic goals. return to top

 

 

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