In the session, Public Health Seattle-King County representatives will talk about their agency’s journey towards diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussion will include how they got started with this work, policies and practices that were implemented, lessons learned, and strategies to support success in building a fully representative and inclusive workforce.
Topics covered include awareness and appreciation of difference in terms of diversity, skill development for work across cultural lines and understand privilege as elements of cultural competency, and key components of social justice and equity, such as examining systems and history impacting individuals and becoming a steward of your best institutional values. The importance of community engagement in achieving greater equity is also discussed, including in the context of human resources processes in hiring, recruitment, and retention. The webinar also touches on the impact of COVID-19.
This webinar on diversity, equity, and inclusion was presented on May 20, 2021, as part of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s Building an Inclusive Organization Webinar Series. Want to be informed about other upcoming webinars on health equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join our mailing list!
- Michael Durham, MTS, Community Engagement Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
- Anneleen Severynen, RN, MN, Mobile Medical Program Personal Health Services Supervisor, Health Care for the Homeless Network, Public Health Seattle & King County
- Michael Young-Hall, Area Manager, COVID Homeless Response, Public Health Seattle & King County
- Rekha Ravindran, MPH, Governance Council Program Manager, Health Care for the Homeless Network, Public Health Seattle & King County
Learn More about Building Inclusive Organizations
It is crucial for health centers to take active steps to develop more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces and adopt anti-racist practices. To help address this, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s STAR² Center hosted a free webinar series highlighting strategies for Building an Inclusive Organization from May 18-20, 2021. View other webinars in this series.