Anti-Racism Statement

Recognizing that racism is a public health crisis that plagues our communities, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium remains committed to dismantling racism within our organization, in the nursing profession, and in our community.

The United States has never truly reckoned with its 400-year legacy of white supremacy or its racist systems built on chattel slavery and the forceful seizure of Native land. We see injustice today acutely through racist policing, housing inequality, economic disparity, medical racism, and the health disparities that are an inevitable result of enduring a racist society. We believe that nurses and public health workers are well-positioned to do the work of uprooting these structures and building a more just world.

In 2020, in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbury, and Tony McDade, NNCC worked to begin doing more as an organization committed to anti-racism. We have held staff trainings, instituted quarterly donations to anti-racist organizations, and facilitated discussion groups between staff. We hope that we as an organization can continue to foster spaces that confront and challenge white supremacy, while recognizing that we ourselves still have a long way to go.

Organizational Commitments

In our effort to grow as an anti-racist organization and with the understanding that words are not enough to undo centuries of harm, NNCC leadership and staff commit to the following goals:

NNCC’s policy and advocacy work will be informed by the unique impacts policies have on people of color and will include a focus on reducing systemic racial disparities

NNCC will maintain a board representing diverse identities by intentionally recruiting and retaining board members from diverse backgrounds.

NNCC will continue to make quarterly donations to organizations that support the BIPOC community in our home city of Philadelphia or at the national level.

NNCC will implement language guidelines in our company style guide to ensure all our communications use inclusive language that reflects the communities we serve. This language will be reviewed on an annual basis.

All of NNCC’s educational activities will employ an anti-racist lens when considering educational content, featured speakers, partner organizations, and other aspects of the educational process. 

NNCC will commit to sourcing speakers at our educational activities that represent diverse communities.

In partnership with our parent company, Public Health Management Corporation, NNCC staff will participate in ongoing anti-racism programming in addition to mandatory unconscious bias training upon hire, and NNCC will offer internal resources on anti-racism to staff.

NNCC will build a system for capturing the percent of consulting, speaking, and vending contracts that go to BIPOC-owned businesses by 2023 and then create benchmarks to increase that percentage.

NNCC will collect qualitative and quantitative feedback from our clients and communities we serve about our work to shape program content, service delivery, and organizational policies.

NNCC will establish recruiting partnerships with diverse local universities and associations to increase the diversity of our staff. We will evaluate all candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the hiring process with a goal of sustaining equity-based hiring.

These goals, as well as updates on our progress will be updated at least annually. We hope you will join us as we strive for accountability, continuous improvement, and both internal and external systemic change. 

 Last Updated: August 1, 2022

 

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