Health Equity means everyone has access to quality health care and can live a healthy life, regardless of factors such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, and socioeconomic status.
Confluence Health has committed to reducing disparities in care by signing the AHA pledge. Our first commitment of the pledge focuses on “increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic data”. In addition to recognizing the needs of our patients, the Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI) committee was formed to help shape the culture of our diversity and inclusion and better engage all employees.
Diversity and Inclusion
By nurturing an environment of diversity and inclusion at Confluence Health:
• Our employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
• We attract and retain top talent.
• We provide our patients with a personalized exceptional experience by better understanding who they are.
How We See It
A collective mixture of differences and similarities, including individual and organization characteristics, values, beliefs, experience, backgrounds, preferences and behaviors.
An organizational behavior where all employees are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to organizational success.
Examples of Health Equity Programs and Resources at Confluence Health:
Cultural Competency Trainings
Confluence Health employees are required to complete cultural competency training every other year and the training is a requirement of all new employees. In-person trainings are also available to staff on a year-round basis.
Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (HEDI)
The Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee consists of collaborative of physicians, administrators, and front-line staff employees who serve as diversity champions and “model the way,” address diversity issues and collectively promote health equity initiatives to positively impact our organization and the communities we serve.
American Hospital Association Pledge #123 for Equity Campaign
With support from our CEO, Peter Rutherford, Confluence Health has signed the #123 for Equity Pledge to Act Campaign. The American Hospital Association (AHA) launched the #123 for Equity Pledge to Act Campaign in July 2015, building upon the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.
We are always looking for your thoughts about how to make Confluence Health the best it can be.
•Tell us about a need in your community
•Share your ideas about diversity and health equity
•Ask a question
•Let us know how we can help
Email us at: DG_HealthEquity@confluencehealth.org