Learning Lab: Developing an Organizational Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Language

Kevonya Elzia, Director of JEDI, National Health Care for the Homeless Council The American Healthcare system has been reckoning with the effects of twin pandemics since 2020. Although health inequalities existed long before Covid-19, as a healthcare system we have failed to do our part of the root work required to truly address why these inequalities persist despite advancements in science & technology. “In order to treat me you need to know who I am” & my socialized lived experiences. We cannot provide patient-centered care if we do not fully see our patients. In didactic lecture, we will work together to develop a plan for starting the process of curating a shared JEDI language for your organization. Kevonya Elzia, MA, BS, RN Director of Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion at the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, will guide participants in developing invitations, strategies & statements, that can be used to introduce and/or move the work of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion forward in your organization. Our time will be split with the first half of the session dedicated to foundation JEDI concepts and the second half of our time together spent in small groups working on tangible actions that you can use immediately. Kevonya will share her antidotes from her experience doing this will a mid-size {700 employees} community health clinic.

Speakers: Kevonya Elzia: Director of JEDI, National Health Care for the Homeless Council

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Categories: Justice, Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion (JEDI)
Tags: 2023 National HCH Conference
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