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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Rady Children’s, we believe that every child deserves access to equitable healthcare, regardless of their background or circumstances. With this in mind, it is critical that diversity, equity, and inclusion is the foundation to everything we do. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works closely with departments across the organization to reinforce health equity and create an environment where all patients, families, and staff feel empowered and supported in their unique identities and experiences. To learn more about our initiatives and ongoing efforts, check out our 2023 DEI Report and explore our page below.

“Every story, experience, and idea helps shape Rady Children’s DEI strategy as we work to ensure that our team members, patients, and community feel respected, valued, and supported.”


Nancy Maldonado

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

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Who We Serve

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends beyond our team members’ experiences and is embedded in how we show up for our patients and their families and in our communities. To learn more about our work in 2023, view the report below.

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Workforce

Ensure our workforce reflects our culturally rich and diverse community, establish equitable processes and opportunities for our team members, and promote inclusivity so every individual feels empowered and a sense of belonging.

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Patients & Families

Advance health equity in our patient care and clinical outcomes and identify and address health disparities in our communities.

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Community

Strengthen Rady Children’s partnerships, engage and support activities that provide equitable care to all children in our community, and broaden our team members’ presence in serving our community.

Building Community Through Our Team Resource Groups

Our Team Resource Groups (TRGs) are culture-builders that provide members with a platform and visibility, create a sense of community, and drive change toward advancing DEI throughout Rady Children’s. These groups serve as the heartbeat of our organization, fostering connections among employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

By offering a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and collective action, TRGs empower members to not only advocate for their own needs but also champion broader initiatives that promote equity and inclusion for all.

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Advancing Equity Through Our DEI Council

Our DEI Council is comprised of passionate individuals who bring diverse perspectives and expertise from across the organization. Together, they are dedicated to shaping policies, fostering dialogue, and implementing initiatives that create a workplace culture where every individual is not only accepted but celebrated for their unique contributions. They serve as the driving force behind our organization’s commitment to DEI.

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