Seattle Children’s Health Equity and Anti-Racism (HEAR) Action Plan is comprised of three phases, each lasting 18 months. Phase one ended March 31, 2023 and phase two is underway. See more work detail about our journey to become an anti-racist organization in the previous quarterly reports.
Seattle Children’s values-based behaviors and leadership qualities were updated to better reflect anti-racism.
37 families, community leaders and workforce members developed recommendations that created the Adaptive Social Response system.
Meet the team now providing relational, proactive support for patients, families and workforce.
Improvement in rating as demonstrated by Seattle Children’s workforce responses to the prompt: “This organization values workforce members from different backgrounds.” (Goal was 3.82 out of 5.0; actual was 4.01.)
Increase in racial/ethnic diversity since the Action Plan release*:
* % increase represents percentage points. Data as of July 31, 2021, and March 31, 2023.
** Data as of March 31, 2023; comparison data from 2021 unavailable.
Research investments that support historically underrepresented communities in healthcare and biotech span the academic spectrum, from elementary through high school, to college and post-doctoral.
FY23 evaluations will incorporate the updated values, emphasizing anti-racism and inclusion.
10% of patient population speaks a language other than English.
Top 5 requested languages for interpretation: Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Bias Reduction in Medicine Trainings (BRIM) will continue to scale and adapt for providers. An additional anti-racism course for the broader workforce is in development.