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About ACU's Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Initiative

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) believes that efforts to improve workforce wellbeing and resiliency and eliminate health inequities must reinforce justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). ACU developed its JEDI Initiative to serve as a resource for stakeholders working to advance JEDI in their organizations. In addition to providing educational resources and trainings, ACU’s JEDI Initiative assists organizations with assessments, strategic plans, staff training plans, and general technical assistance for JEDI efforts. In 2022 alone, ACU’s JEDI program reached more than 60 organizations.

Read the blog post announcing the JEDI Initiative.

Read ACU’s JEDI Statement and Guiding Principles.

2023 JEDI Champion Training

November 7-8, 2023 in Nashville, TN

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is excited to announce its first JEDI Champion training. This two-day JEDI Champion training equips staff and leaders in the healthcare industry with information, skills, and tools to build energy and momentum to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at work, while also building a network of peers and allies. Attendees will receive a certificate after completing the training. Registration is limited to 50 attendees; register now to reserve your seat!

Learn more and register!

JEDI Orientation Series for Healthcare Workers (Free E-courses)

Free e-courses are available to equip healthcare workers with foundational information related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion concepts and principles. A certificate of completion can be downloaded or printed after completing the course assessments. ACU’s JEDI Orientation Series for Healthcare Workers is funded in part by UnitedHealth.

Understanding Racism in Healthcare

Understanding how racism contributes to health disparities and inequities is important for delivering high-quality and compassionate person-centered care. The course will help you identify the ways in which racism manifests in the healthcare system and in the community at large so you can work towards challenging racism and dismantling it.

Having Tough Conversations: Creating a Brave Space Filled with Grace

This course is helpful for creating a culture where everyone can speak openly and honestly about how we can advance JEDI within our organizations and communities. It encourages a culture of bravery in which people call attention to bias and discrimination – despite any discomfort or power dynamics – and it encourages a culture of grace to support continuous learning and growth for ourselves and our peers.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Understanding the Concepts (available summer 2023)

 

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More Information

To request a training, technical assistance, or learn more about ACU’s JEDI Initiative, please contact Sabrina Edgington, Senior Director of JEDI Initiatives, sedgington@clinicians.org.