We are committed to becoming a fully inclusive, anti-racist multicultural organization whose heart is healing and equitable health care.
To purposefully identify, address, and dismantle supremacist policies and practices, heal the damage they cause, and remove the barriers to achieving equity for our staff and patients.
- We are resolved to develop training, clear directives to ensure that we are accountable for achieving established EDI goals, and solicit community solutions to ensure the health and healing of everyone who enters our buildings.
- We will center the voices of people of color in the conversation. When such remedies and structures are not in place, we will create them and refine them as needed.
- We acknowledge the deadly impact of racism and white supremacy in the fabric of our institutions, society and nation.
- We believe that our active, public commitment to racial justice and health equity must be reflected in the life and culture of the organization through our policies, business practices, health care delivery, communication, and leadership structures. The results will manifest in improved health for our patients, greater inclusion, and improved work experience for our staff.
Neighborcare Health acknowledges that we are on the traditional lands that were stolen from the Coast Salish people and Nisqually people, including the Duwamish People past and present. We also acknowledge First Nations people who continue to thrive in our communities. This acknowledgment does not take the place of authentic relationships with First Nations communities but serves as a first step in honoring the land we are on.
Neighborcare Health builds on these relationships with First Nations and Indigenous patients through our medical, dental and behavioral health services. We will continue to find authentic two-way accountable relationships through partnerships with First Nations contractors and businesses.