Our Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As a critical community resource, Connecticut Children’s must ensure that our team members, patients and their families, and community partners all feel welcome and respected here. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework will guide our efforts along this journey going forward as we strengthen our culture to become more inclusive. The Framework is designed to foster improvements in every aspect of our organization, including reducing healthcare inequities, building a more diverse workforce, and providing team members with education and training on racism and unconscious bias.

Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework.

Read our statement on racism, discrimination and bias here.

As part of our diversity, equity and inclusion journey, our divisions and programs are working on plans to strengthen their office cultures. Here are some examples of this work:

  • The Pathways to Action Project addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health. Pathways to Action has hosted a series of town hall sessions; formed an equity committee; and suggested improvements to make hiring practices more equitable. Learn more about the Pathways to Action Strategic Plan.
  • Connecticut Children’s Women in Surgery group launched a Women in Surgery Podcast to highlight how they operate, as well as to provide a platform for women surgeons to network, share their successes, and work to eliminate barriers that prevent women from entering the field. Listen to the podcast episodes here.

As an organization, Connecticut Children’s is also committed to raising awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion beyond our health system. One of the ways in which we do this is by publishing articles on Connecticut Children’s Growing Healthy Blog and Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health’s Advancing Kids Blog.

Here is a sampling of such content:

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