We are stronger together.
The Horizon family is committed to listening, learning, leading and standing in solidarity with the black community. We believe this is an ongoing conversation that involves education, advocacy, and action in order to continually support our patients and community as a whole.
We have no tolerance for racism, discrimination or harassment. This is a universal problem and we will work together toward a solution as this has a direct impact on our mission of recovery.
Horizon’s Diversity & Inclusion Council (D&I) was established in 2014 to develop, implement, and promote its cultural philosophies in treatment, among staff, and within the community. D&I’s mission is to empower our staff to be sensitive and receptive to patients’, co-workers’ and communities’ cultural beliefs, attitudes and practices. D&I’s strategic initiatives include training, policy, and workforce development, agency communications, patient resources, and community engagement using CLAS Standards and the “Cultural Humility” framework by Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-Garcia (1998) to inform decision-making. While a lot has been accomplished, there is so much more to be done!
Our Diversity & Inclusion Council is working diligently to bring forth additional resources, best practices, approaches, and training for everyone at Horizon and our community as a whole.
We will continue to update you on the steps we are taking both internally and externally.
Our work does not end here and we stay committed to you.