Racism is a public health crisis. Racism has no place in our organization, and it affects the health of the children and families we serve.
That’s why Seattle Children’s is identifying, challenging and changing the culture, structures and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism. This work is ongoing and will take time.
To realize this vision, we’ve adopted a long-term comprehensive plan called the Anti-Racism Organizational Change and Accelerated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan. This plan was designed with the guidance and support from our patients, workforce, community and trusted expert leaders on anti-racism work, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Kids today deserve the opportunity to grow and thrive in a world that is fair, just and where true equity is the norm, not the aspiration. We’re committed to being an anti-racist organization to help make that vision a reality.Jeff Sperring, MD, CEO
In early 2021, an Assessment Committee was created by the Seattle Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees to review issues of systemic racism, diversity, equity and inclusion at Seattle Children’s. After conducting a competitive process, the Assessment Committee chose Covington & Burling LLP, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, to lead an independent review of Seattle Children’s and produce actionable recommendations. Learn more about their work and how you can share information relevant to Covington’s work.