The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion recognizes the benefits of our diverse community and is a champion for advancing an equitable and anti-racist culture. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to cultivating an equitable and anti-racist agency that genuinely embodies our care for all motto with all stakeholders.
Equitas Health does not tolerate racism, prejudice, or any other form of discrimination. We believe in the racial equality of our staff and every customer, client, and patient we serve. We will confront and eliminate discrimination, racism, and micro-inequities wherever and whenever they occur.
In October 2020, Equitas Health hired our first ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Jasmine Marks. As a department of one, Dr. Marks laid out a strategic plan to support Equitas Health’s renewed commitment to provide an equitable workplace for all employees.
In her first year, Dr. Marks collaborated with Equitas Health’s Racial Advisory Council on Employee Equity Business Resource Group and the Human Resources, Compliance, and Finance departments to ensure the equity of our policies and procedures. These partnerships produced the agency’s first anti-racism policy, addressed bias in the personal appearance policy, and established a supplier diversity policy to support BIPOC-owned businesses.
She also implemented or supported meaningful and ongoing staff development. Through Dr. Marks’ anti-racism education trainings and the staff-led Honest Conversations webinars & anti-racism solidarity spaces, Equitas Health provided over 6,000 hours of training and development.
These gains would not have been possible without you. Your voices, support, and calls for accountability will help to ensure that Equitas Health will continue to know better, do better, and be better for everyone who works here and seeks our services.
Our growth as an organization has allowed the department to expand its strategic vision as the new Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. As the Senior Director of Equity and Education, Dr. Marks and her team will build on this growth with four strategic directions:
A commitment to embedding anti-racism and cultural humility in all we do
Cultivating an organizational culture of learning and continuous strengths-based development
Improving recruitment processes, building retention interventions, and prioritizing employee wellness & belonging
Centering health equity in our practices
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