Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
HUES Women's Health Advocacy Institute is committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of all members of the ecosystem, with a specific focus on supporting the needs and concerns of Black, Indigenous, Latina, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern women. Actualizing this goal requires a commitment to and investment in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
✚ We believe that an organizational culture that emphasizes and works toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is necessary in order to honor all employees, interns, volunteers, board members, community members, and other stakeholders.
✚ We believe that difference in gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual identity, gender identity, and ability strengthen our ideas, programs, initiatives, and organizational culture.
✚ We are committed to an inclusive approach and provide equal and equitable opportunities for employment, advancement, and facilitation of all of our departments and programs.
✚ We are committed to modeling diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging for other health and social advocacy organizations, and welcome feedback form others to improve upon our practices and programs.
HUES Women's Health Advocacy Institute maintains our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by:
- Seeing diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging as connected to our mission and critical to ensuring the well-being of all whom we serve.
- Acknowledging and Dismantling inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually updating and reporting organizational progress.
- Exploring potential underlying, and unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness on a consistent basis.
- Advocating for and Supporting creative and critical thinking on all structural levels about how our organization might be impacted by systemic inequities.
- Practicing and Encouraging transparent communication in all interactions.
- Committing time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, interns, volunteers, board members, community members, and other stakeholders.