The Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives (CTAHE) embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative.
The Chapter’s commitment to diversity is both a model and an inspiration.
CTAHE values diversity and initiatives that promote diversity because they can improve the quality of the organization’s workforce. CTAHE 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, the CTAHE 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. CTAHE is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion through the following activities:
Within the Chapter organization:
- The Chapter Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is 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.
- The Chapter updated its by-laws to include Diversity and has formed a Diversity Committee.
- The Chapter added Diversity as an agenda item to every board meeting.
Within the healthcare management field:
- Conduct at least one chapter educational event offering face-to-face ACHE continuing education credits on the topic of diversity and inclusion.
- Publish at least one chapter newsletter article on diversity and inclusion each year.
- Develop and maintain a caucus organization within the chapter in collaboration with the Asian Healthcare Leaders Association and/or the National Forum of Latino Healthcare Executives.
- Develop and maintain a formal, written collaboration with the National Association of Health Service Executives.