Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Daily COVID-19 Related Update: What is New and Emerging

As the critical work of taking care of patients continues we want to ensure an uninterrupted positive Brigham Experience for our patients and employees. Please know that the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is here and available to offer support. Please contact us if we can be of service.

Normella Walker
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
216-767-6722

David Verban
Senior Diversity Consultant
608-338-6259

Special COVID-19 Message from the Brigham Health Office of DEI - March 2020

COVID19 Impact on Equity - Information and Resources

Massachusetts Emergency Childcare Directory: For those needing childcare during the COVID-19 closures. Priority access for vulnerable children and children of families designated as "COVID-19 Essential”.

About the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Brigham Health Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) supports the organization’s work to increase diversity at all levels, create and sustain a culture of respect and belonging, and identify and eliminate inequities for patients and employees.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion comprise one of the pillars of Brigham Culture. This means that we proactively promote and address equity in alignment with Brigham Health Values. We have the courage to talk about differences, the willingness to lead, learn and to be uncomfortable. When we do, we achieve better outcomes for our employees and patients.

Meet the Members of the DEI team.

Brigham Health initiatives supported by the DEI Office include:

  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG).
  • Increased hiring, retention, and promotion of underrepresented minorities across the organization.
  • Leadership Development — assuring that core DEI principles, knowledge, and skills are embedded across Brigham’s Leadership Development curricula, rolling out in March 2020.
  • High Reliability framework for incorporating Equity into Quality and Patient Safety.
  • Development of competencies that will enhance diversity and inclusion at Brigham – supporting Organizational Learning and Development to assure all Brigham employees have access to high quality, effective training around the skills and knowledge that are critical to valuing and working across differences.

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