Efforts to make children's hospitals and health care more diverse, equitable and inclusive span the industry and influence nearly every aspect of care. Here are a few ways CHA—and our members—are working toward that goal.
Addressing Health Equity
Inequities continue to be pervasive in health care, even in pediatric organizations with long-standing missions to provide care to all children.
- Children's hospitals and health systems are shifting their perspectives as an essential step toward achieving their goals. Health equity is everyone's job in a hospital and everyone must own it.
- "More Than Just Hair: Improving Hair Care Equity in Health Care" is a five-part webinar series exploring the topic of hair care equity in health care from multiple perspectives. This includes highlighting current challenges and introducing equity-focused initiatives and strategies for systemic improvement.
Children's hospitals are leveraging each other and outside organizations to hone their efforts to advance DEI initiatives.
- CHA's diversity, equity and inclusion community offers member hospitals opportunities to share, network and collaborate on DEI initiatives, strategies and challenges.
- The USDA is leading a whole-department approach to tackling food and nutrition insecurity. In part one of a series focused on promoting food access, learn what nutrition security is and how it intersects with food security, health equity and structural racism.
Improving Patient Care
The delivery of high-quality patient care relies on a diverse and inclusive workforce.
- In this panel discussion, hospital leaders discuss the importance of DEI efforts, not only in the workforce and staffing, but in providing quality patient care.
- Children need access to health care delivered by specialty trained clinicians in safe, supportive and inclusive environments.
- Central to improving patient care is the workforce caring for children. Ensuring that benefit plans are equity-focused or children's hospitals support their LGBTQ+ employees, are just a few ways to get started.