Our DEI Commitment
Cincinnati Children’s has a deep, long-standing commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We believe that prioritizing DEI strengthens our care, research, and educational missions, and ultimately leads to more equitable outcomes for our patients and families. We also believe it helps us create a culture where everyone feels valued, connected, supported, and respected. To this end, we developed a DEI Strategic Plan to add structure to our efforts and integrate DEI into everything we do.
We are also committed to increasing representation and developing the careers of faculty who are historically underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. Our faculty-specific DEI plan, developed by the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development (OAACD) in collaboration with stakeholders across the institution, outlines approximately 20 priority interventions that, in alignment with our institutional DEI plan, support and strengthen our vision of being the leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion in pediatric academic medicine.
“Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are paramount to our pursuit of inclusive excellence at Cincinnati Children’s. Our faculty DEI plan serves as the roadmap for developing and sustaining a culture where all faculty members feel supported, valued, respected, and thrive as they pursue excellence in their clinical care, research, educational, and service/leadership endeavors.” - Jamilah Hackworth, EdD, Director, Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development