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PPNNE believes that racism is a public health crisis. In order to address this crisis, we are committed to examining our institutional systems and policies to identify and eradicate systems of oppression.

This work begins with the following actions and commitments:

  • PPNNE has promoted a staff person to the newly formed position of Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Organizational Culture. This person partners with the President & CEO in leading organizational transformation rooted in dismantling white supremacy culture.
  • PPNNE will conduct an organizational assessment to identify organizational priorities and create a work plan to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • PPNNE will continually evaluate its hiring practices to build a workforce that is at least as diverse as our patient population.
  • PPNNE will disaggregate health outcome, patient satisfaction, and staff engagement data by race to understand racial disparities in the care we provide and staff experience as the first step in identifying the institutional changes that need to be made to reduce health disparities.
  • PPNNE will continue to work with BIPOC led organizations to support their policy priorities.