Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE)
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
NNEAHE embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative.
NNEAHE values diversity and initiatives that promote diversity because they can improve the quality of the organization’s workforce. NNEAHE also values and is committed to promoting diversity in its leaders and members because diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.
Further, NNEAHE works to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability because an inclusive environment can enhance the quality of healthcare, improve hospital/community relations, and positively affect the health status of society. This priority is reflected in the chapter’s various activities and initiatives.
NNEAHE is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion through the following activities:
Within the Chapter organization:
- The NNEAHE Board annually reviews chapter demographics to ensure self-assessment of the chapter’s diversity and inclusion practices and proposing new practices and programs
- The NNEAHE Nominating Committee is charged with assuring that the chapter board of directors is broadly representative of the chapter membership and with maintaining a diverse and inclusive chapter leadership
- NNEAHE Board Members actively seek out new members to increase chapter diversity both within the general membership and in leadership roles
- NNEAHE will ensure diversity among educational program speakers and panelists
Within the healthcare management field:
- NNEAHE Regents (ME, NH, VT) will include statements on diversity in their Regent Newsletters at least once a year
- NNEAHE will actively recruit early careerists/students to the chapter as they are more diverse than current chapter membership
Approved by the Chapter Board:
ACHE’s Commitment to Diversity can be located here.