MASHSMD's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment Statement

MASHSMD recognizes that structural racism/ethnic discrimination, gender/sexual orientation bias and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities and inequities.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are multi-dimensional. Appreciating and reflecting on our individual differences is essential to meeting the needs of all the communities we and our members serve.

We strive to make MASHSMD a place of belonging. From content to conferences, we will work to demonstrate that all members are valued, represented and recognized as unique individuals. We commit to: understanding that disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present; unequivocally denouncing discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our members’ communities; engaging members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized; committing to leveraging our assets, including our influence and voice, to create more equitable communities; welcoming that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission; and striving to include diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the center of our work.