Coalition Forms New Equity & Inclusion Workgroup
Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues within our field is a top priority for the Coalition team, members, and stakeholders. Coalition Board and membership conversations as well as our current strategic planning process have further stressed the need to revise our Vision, Mission, Principles & Values and Strategic Priorities through a DEI lens.
There are diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues specific to palliative care and end-of-life care. What is ours to do?
The Coalition is pleased to announce our new Coalition Equity & Inclusion Workgroup that will serve to advise, recommend, and take specific action on regulatory, legislative, quality, workforce, research, and other issues related to DEI. This workgroup will specifically discuss questions, comments, and concerns re: DEI efforts within the hospice and palliative care field and share best practices among the Coalition member organizations. More details will be provided in our next issue of the Coalition Edition.
Coalition Members DEI Resources
Below is a list of resources created by Coalition Members to help us and those in our field learn and self-reflect on issues surrounding health and racial equity. This list is an ongoing effort by the Coalition to provide a hub for tools and resources to help our field learn, challenge ourselves, and have the hard conversations with our peers groups, our colleagues and within our institutions.
Catholic Health Association (CHA)
Diversity and Disparities Overview
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Achieving Health Equity Toolkit
Equitable Access to Quality Palliative Care for Black Patients: A National Scan of Challenges and Opportunities
Palliative in Practice Blog | Health Equity
Statement from the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care On Racism and the Killing of George Floyd
The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care condemns the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement and others who have lost their lives simply because of the color of their skin. All 13 organizations within the Coalition unanimously support the Coalition statement pledging to work together to take specific antiracist action to address ongoing racism in society; and address implicit and unconscious bias within hospice and palliative care delivery and the profession itself. READ MORE…
Coalition Member Organization Statements:
› Coalition Urges New Biden Administration to Rescind Executive Order Re: Diversity Training
› AAHPM’s Statement on Racism in Healthcare
› APC Statement Regarding George Floyd and Racial Injustice in America
› CAPC Statement on Racial Injustice
› CAPC Letter to the Field on Recent Events
› HPNA Promotes Resources for the Collaboration with the Public in the Protection of Human Rights
› NHPCO Statement in Response to Acts of Racism and Violence and Need to Address Structural Racism and Health Inequities in the U.S
› It Starts With Us: SWHPN Statement on Racism and Structural Inequities in Hospice and Palliative Social Work