The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Initiative is picking up steam. This month we launched capacity building sessions for Subcommittees and Affinity Groups. In these sessions, participants build their knowledge of EDIA topics and gain trauma-informed, embodied practices to help grow their capacity to engage in the EDIA strategic planning process. This is exciting, yet difficult work, and we are so grateful to all the participants who came to these sessions with open minds and hearts.
October was also Filipino American History Month. In honor of this month, the EDIA Initiative conducted a roundtable discussion with three workforce members about the unique experiences of Filipino healthcare workers and how Health Services can better meet the needs of Filipino patients and staff.
Watch the Filipino American History Month Roundtable here (the SharePoint site is only accessible to staff).
And in case you missed it, check out our interview with Dr. Erika Flores Uribe (The Website is Accessible for Health Services Staff only) from Latinx Heritage Month, where she explains why language and representation matter.
Workforce EDIA Listening Sessions. (The Website is Accessible for Health Services Staff only) This is your chance to share your thoughts and create change at Health Services. Feedback from these listening sessions will be incorporated into the Health Services EDIA Strategic Plan. Click through for more information about EDIA Listening Sessions and how you can participate.
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