Diverse Voices: What We Learned from Others in 2018
Diversity and inclusion are integral to our ability to grow and thrive, and ultimately deliver on our Cause to create a person-focused health care system. This means hiring people with diverse skillsets and capabilities as well as deepening our relationships in our communities to understand the changing needs of the people we serve.
We’re sharing ten of our favorite stories of what we learned from diverse voices in 2018:
Designing health care around real people’s experiences
At Cambia, an important piece of diversity and inclusion is designing health care around the experiences of real people. Cambia company HealthSparq took that challenge head on with its What’s the Fix conference.
“The event is bringing people with stories that have been kicked out a lot of health care because there hasn't been a solution for them,” said Bryce Olson, a speaker at the 2018 What’s the Fix conference.
Check out these stories:
- What’s The Fix? Creating a Movement from People’s Health Care Stories
- HealthChangers Podcast: Making Health Care Human Centered
- Video Blog: Cambia’s Women in Tech Panel: Value of Equity in Serving Consumers
Learning from our communities
Our environments and life circumstances can have a large impact on our health. Considering and understanding these factors is an important part of creating a more personal health care journey.
In these stories, we learned about unique health care challenges and opportunities for different populations in our communities.
- The Health Care Journey Starts with a Ride: HealthChangers Podcast
- Family Caregivers: Helping Health Care’s Invisible Workforce
- Employee Impact: Improving Quality of Life for Veterans and their Families
Diversity starts in the workplace
Allowing diverse viewpoints to flourish in the workplace encourages employees to contribute their unique point of view. Cambia’s focus on understanding consumers and its culture of diversity mirrors a belief that there’s always room for one more, explained Chief of Staff Janet Campbell in an interview with PDX Executive Podcast.
Check out these stories featuring Cambia employees reflecting on why diversity in the workplace matters: