24X—Developing a Transformational Inclusion, Diversity and Health Equity Strategic Plan: Stanford Medicine Partners’ Journey

Monday, March 28th

About the Session

Inclusion, diversity, and health equity (IDHE) are important strategies that healthcare organizations must address to ensure the communities that they serve are heard, well represented, and cared for in the most appropriate way. At Stanford Medicine Partners, a medical foundation founded by Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care, we embraced and committed to having a diverse workforce through creation of a culture of inclusion, professional fulfillment, and respect. In caring for a diverse population throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, we have been unified by excellence as the standard of care and together, we are healing humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time.

Throughout this presentation, we will share our strategies of elevating IDHE as a strategic priority, recognizing the importance of creating a clear roadmap and development of a strategic plan to set the foundation, practical vision, and strategies needed to advance IDHE initiatives. We will share our strategies of elevating IDHE as a strategic priority, positioning the organization as an IDHE thought partner, investing in our people, measuring for accountability and success, creating new ways to seek balanced input on solving IDHE matters, and developing mechanisms to measure the IDHE culture. These strategies have guided us in co-creating an action plan with specific, measurable accomplishments. Learnings have centered around developing progressive, inclusive processes; advancing continuous, comprehensive learning and development; providing impactful and meaningful IDHE events and activities; implementing an IDHE dashboard tool, creation of an IDHE leadership program for underrepresented staff; and forming strategic partnerships to address medical disparities.

Through a question and answer format and a case study, two Stanford thought leaders will demonstrate the value and benefit of incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the organization’s values through a creative strategic planning process and 3-year plan.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to create an IDHE strategy in one’s organization or department.
  • Explore different approaches on how to advance IDHE strategies.


Presented By

Michael O’Connell, FACMPE, FACHE

Stanford Medicine Partners

Rochelle Noone

Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity, & Inclusion
Stanford Medicine Partners