DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
OUR JOURNEY TOWARD EQUITY
Central Health is deeply committed to a workforce culture that recognizes, honors, and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark civil rights and labor law in the United States, prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Later legislation also prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, age, and disability. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that sexual harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation are also illegal under Title VII.
BOARD OF MANAGERS COMMITMENTS
In 2021, the Central Health Board of Managers adopted Shared Commitments to acknowledge that systemic racism is a primary root cause of health inequities and poor health outcomes in our community.
OUR COMMUNITY GUIDES OUR WORK
Our equity work is built on community engagement. Our team uses proven strategies and tactics that allow them to meet people where they are and ensure that people with low income are part of the process. We connect with Travis County residents and gather feedback on the issues through community conversations, community advisory committees, surveys, and one-on-one interviews.
DRIVING TOWARD EQUITABLE HEALTH OUTCOMES
Travis County voters created Central Health to address health care inequities. To be effective in fulfilling our mission, we constantly strive toward equitable health outcomes.
A HEALTH CARE DISTRICT THAT WORKS FOR ALL
The Central Health Enterprise believes all differences, visible and invisible, help us problem-solve issues at large. We embrace all cultures and all voices within our organizations and communities. We encourage and acknowledge that diversity of ideas, perspectives and backgrounds are critical for Central Health’s commitment to the community it serves.
We believe in fairness and recognizing all the differences that enhance our community. We stand up for those experiencing health inequities and strives for everyone to have a healthy life.
Through honest dialogue with the community and collaborating with partners, we create access to care for those who need it most.