Brigham Health Diversity and Inclusion

Mission Statement

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital we aspire to be the care provider of choice for diverse patients and their families, and the employer of choice for diverse employees.

This requires an inclusive environment that values differences such as race, gender identity, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, religion, income, and national origin. To achieve this, we provide education and promote policies and practices that support patients, their families and our employees.

Vision

To be a leader among hospitals by providing excellent healthcare for the diverse communities we serve.

For current Brigham and Women’s Hospital employees, we provide several centers that are dedicated to supporting current employees and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace:

  • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) aims to enhance workforce diversity by providing career advancement and professional development opportunities and through promoting increased recruitment and retention among all diverse faculty.  CDI’s mission is to promote a vibrant, diverse and inclusive professional community where every person has the opportunity to thrive.  Current efforts include the following:
    • Unconscious Bias Training
    • Diversity & Inclusion Dialogues and Trainings
    • Career Development Roundtables/Lectures/Luncheons
    • Leadership Programs
    • Formal Personal Consultations
    • Mentoring
    • Reflection Rounds
    • Guidance and Facilitation with Academic Promotions
    • Advisory Committees
    • Community Building (Receptions, Social Events)
  • The Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers (OMC) provides hospital-wide leadership and support in the areas of recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, fellows, residents, and trainees who are underrepresented in medicine (URIM). The Office provides professional development and mentoring to support the career satisfaction and engagement of the underrepresented minority (URM) community.  For more information on OMC, please visit: http://cfdd.brighamandwomens.org/our-offices/omc/
  • The CDI also includes the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) which facilitates the professional development and advancement of women faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  The OWC’s programs support, inform, and educate women faculty, provide individuals with career planning, encourages departments to develop mentoring programs, and facilitate academic promotions.  For more information on OWC, please visit:  http://cfdd.brighamandwomens.org/our-offices/owc/

Another way we demonstrate our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion at the Brigham is through the support of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).  At the Brigham, we currently have three active Employee Resource Groups:

The Association of Multicultural Member of Partners (AMMP) whose mission is commitment to the advancement, retention, recruitment, and development of multicultural professionals into leadership roles at all levels and areas of the Partners organization.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) & Allies whose mission is to create a welcoming and affirming environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees, patients, families and friends.

The Young Professionals (YP) whose mission is to improve the recruitment, retention and engagement of "young" of earl-career professionals.