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Statement of Diversity

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

ACHE of Upstate New York embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative. ACHE of Upstate New York values diversity and initiatives that promote diversity because they can improve the quality of the organization’s workforce. ACHE of Upstate New York also values and actively promotes diversity in its leaders and members because diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision-making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.

Further, ACHE of Upstate New York works to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability because an inclusive environment can enhance the quality of healthcare, improve hospital/community relations, and positively affect the health status of society. This priority is reflected in the chapter’s various activities and initiatives.

ACHE of Upstate New York is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion through the following activities:

Within the Chapter organization:

  • Create a Chapter Committee on Diversity and Inclusion charged with conducting an annual self-assessment of the chapter’s diversity and inclusion practices and proposing new practices and programs
  • The Chapter Nominating Committee is charged with assuring that the chapter board of directors is broadly representative of the chapter membership and with maintaining a diverse and inclusive chapter leadership

Within the healthcare management field:

  • Publish at least one chapter newsletter article on diversity and inclusion each year
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with other healthcare organizations to promote diversity in healthcare management

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