Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Optimal Health for All

The issues women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, religious minorities, and other marginalized groups face are our responsibility to understand and address. Everyone deserves to have an equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible. One of our primary focuses is to create a plan that addresses and removes any and all barriers to optimal health for all.

We are committed to active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in our facilities and within the communities we serve. Our goal is to identify and eliminate inequities and injustices that plague all minorities.

Food Farmacy Bag filled with produce

St. Joseph's Health's Food is Medicine Initiative

St. Joseph’s Health is proud to announce the creation of a Food Farmacy program to help address food insecurity and better manage chronic diseases. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2019, over 35 million Americans lived in households which were food insecure. Poor nutrition is a root cause of many chronic diseases. St. Joseph’s pilot program is made possible by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

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Racial and Social Justice

As one of the first national health care systems to acknowledge racism as a public health crisis (and a root cause of health inequity) we focused our efforts to end systemic racism by addressing the structural and cultural roots of racial inequality.

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Inclusion and Belonging

By continually educating ourselves and engaging in meaningful conversation we are taking action. Action leads to change. And change is necessary for us all to advance, together. Our focus must remain on how we can create a culture of inclusion and belonging — for all.

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Equitable Practices

Establishing an equitable workplace and delivering equitable healthcare requires a commitment to fair treatment, career advancement, equal access to healthcare regardless of age, disability, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.

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