Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Pilot Program

ACHD is happy to announce an exciting opportunity to assist members with their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) work, including robust training and education.

Thanks to a grant from The Wellness Foundation, ACHD is launching a new pilot program for up to six districts. Districts interested in this opportunity will need to submit an application. Districts will be judged and selected based on a number of criteria, including their need and desire to further their DEI work.

Selected districts will receive a private consultation with a trained DEI expert to identify areas of improvement within the district and suggest focused education and training. These districts will then participate in a series of exclusive, tailored educational sessions and roundtables to progress the healthcare districts' journey surrounding DEI. Selected districts should expect to participate in all trainings and roundtables over the summer of 2021.

The application is now closed. If you submitted an application to be a part of this program, we will reach out with more information and selection status in the coming weeks.


District has demonstrated they have:

  • A need to implement programs and policies focused on DEI, or other DEI work
  • The capacity and availability to be committed to this opportunity
  • A willingness to implement programs and policies focused on DEI
  • An interest in bringing DEI principles to their community and patients
  • A commitment to continue working on DEI after the conclusion of this opportunity


Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.  Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.

Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.  Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed.  Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all.  To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.

* Definitions and more information available here.

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