UCHealth is committed to an environment of safety and mutual respect. Promoting a safe, healthy environment that is free from bias is essential to the teamwork that leads to improving our patients’ lives.
Every one of us plays our part in fostering an environment of mutual respect for one another, our patients and the communities we serve. Our diversity and the differing perspectives we bring to one another enable us to better serve our diverse communities and empower our patients and families to live extraordinary lives.
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) permeates UCHealth and deeply impacts who we are as a system. Our DE&I action plan highlights the progress UCHealth has made, and outlines opportunities for future growth.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone at UCHealth is committed to achieving our mission of improving lives each and every day, for every single person. Thank you for joining us in this important work.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion at UCHealth is . . .
Holding us accountable for our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This diverse group of leaders from across the UCHealth system is dedicated to ensuring that diversity is a key driver through measurable initiatives that address leadership and accountability, employee hiring, retention and promotion, and training and communication.
Here at UCHealth, we recognize that patients’ health outcomes are tied not only to the health care they receive, but also to the conditions in the communities where they live. UCHealth is committed to removing barriers to overall health so we can all reach our full health potential and live extraordinary lives.
Support for our veterans.
UCHealth deeply understands the value of our veterans’ service and military families. We actively recruit veterans and military spouses for hire and support our veterans and spouses with initiatives, including an active employee resource group known as the Military Friendly Committee. With the support of this group, UCHealth is a designated Silver Military Friendly Employer and Military Friendly Spouse Employer.
Support for individuals with disabilities.
Embracing disability inclusion helps UCHealth achieve the excellence for which we’re known. Our ongoing recruitment efforts for individuals with disabilities helps them gain access to any services or accommodations they may need.
Our health equity work is embedded in our DNA and reflected in our community engagement efforts and thriving community partnerships. It also serves as the foundation of our Mission Strategy, which allows us to use our economic power as one of the largest health care employers in the State of Colorado to improve economic vitality for our communities.
Our health equity work also extends to other important communities we serve. UCHealth hospitals are working towards becoming a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey of how U.S. healthcare facilities treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning patients and their families, as well as their own LGBTQ employees.
UCHealth fosters a culture and work environment of authenticity, fairness, and belonging.
Describes the full range of differences and similarities—both visible and invisible—of people in our organization.
At UCHealth, our patients and our communities benefit from the differing backgrounds, perspectives, skills and abilities of our team members.
Seeks to ensure fairness, impartiality and equality of opportunity for all.
At UCHealth, we acknowledge that advantages and barriers exist for our team members and patients. We make a commitment to addressing and correcting inequities to remove those barriers.
Authentically bringing all individuals and groups into processes, activities and decision- and policy-making in ways that share power, diversity of thought and commit to equity.
Our action plan
Learn more about our steps to ensure an environment that lets us thrive and grow.
- Our diversity, equity and inclusion plan outlines the specific actions we are taking in order to ensure a positive, healthy and productive environment.
- Our action plan is based on specific objectives for three key groups: our people, our patients, and our community.
- This plan will evolve as we learn from one another and from our patients.
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