Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

El Rio Health’s Pledge

 Two of our core values are to 1.) honor our patients and that 2.) our employees’ voices matter. El Rio Health strives to have a workplace that looks like the community we serve. We provide care that makes our patients feel safe and valued. At El Rio Health, diversity means we embrace each person’s national origin, language, race, ethnicity, culture, age, religion, income, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We welcome all skills, abilities, values, and beliefs.

 Why is this important?

Social and economic factors play a large role in health and illness.  Research shows that bias and racism negatively impact the health and wellness of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) of LGBTQIA and all underrepresented in the community.

Increasing the diversity of our workforce, promoting inclusiveness in our workplace, and training our staff on implicit bias allows El Rio Health to:

  • Increase patient choice and satisfaction.
  • Improve how patients and healthcare workers communicate with each other.
  • Decrease the gap in healthcare for BIPOC and LGBTQIA and all underrepresented patients.
  • Provide better care for all patients.

While El Rio Health embraces the many cultures, languages and identities of our patients and employees, we will continue to work on reducing the gaps in health care and dismantling racism.

 Our Plan 

  1. Work with local groups and schools to recruit diverse talent. Click here to view our non-discrimination policy.
  2. Teach employees about health equity, implicit bias, cultural Humility, and social determinants of health to provide better care.
  3. Use surveys and local data to understand community strengths and needs.
  4. Update El Rio Health internal policies and standards to ensure all employees feel safe and valued.

Our Mission is to improve the health of our community through comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality, and compassionate care.

Our Vision is to be a national model of excellent healthcare. We are dedicated to providing healthcare for all people.

For a glossary of certain terms listed above, please click HERE.