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Strategy 17: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Review existing budgets in every funded project; realign where needed to allocate funds for diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts in all projects.

Updated On 09/24/2018

Strategy 18: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Use targeted funding, endowments, unobligated funds to create needed positions.

Updated On 09/24/2018

Strategy 19: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Apply for minority pipeline grant opportunities.

Updated On 09/24/2018

Strategy 6: Establish guidance and measure progress toward diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence

Performance Measurement > Establish guidance and measure progress toward diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence.

Create a common definition of diversity and inclusion between AIDD and MCHB, recognizing that UCEDDs and LENDs are often intertwined. Common language reduces confusion. Utilize current definitions as basis for collaboration. Involve member Centers/Programs, Office of Minority Health, and other stakeholders.

Updated On 09/24/2018

Strategy 14: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

In developing budgets for grant applications, dedicate resources for participation by people who may not be literate, communicate verbally, or speak English. Dedicate budget lines to verbal and nonverbal language support including linguistic, interpreter, transcription, translation services, speech-to-text and text-to speech services. Dedicate resources to pay community members for their meaningful participation as content experts given their life experiences.

Updated On 09/24/2018

Strategy 1: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Leaders at every level should promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence as a priority. Leaders motivate others, and model acceptance and inclusion both internally and externally, through their formal authority (position, title, pay grade, administrative or executive authority, etc.) and informal authority (influence, advocacy, relationships and social networks, etc.).

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 2: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Self-awareness, self-reflection, and self-evaluation are essential. Deliberately and intentionally explore unconscious biases and attitudes. Always ask what can be approached and delivered better, both individually and organizationally.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 3: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Obtain information from people and grassroots news sources that are trusted in diverse communities to understand the perspectives of people living in those communities. Quote: “It’s important to stay in touch with what progressive, community-based, and minority-led organizations are talking about and how they’re talking about it. For example, when I worked in education reform, our organization paid close attention to a new advocacy group started by young black adults who had gone through the city's public schools; they wrote and were publicizing what was, basically, a manifesto for improving the system. Some of their points aligned with ours and some didn’t, but it allowed both groups to get to the table and plan actions in a strategic and respectful way. We could also broker conversations between them and the school system, making our organization an even more valuable resource.” –Ben Kaufman, Senior Program Manager, AUCD

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 4: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Recognize that when engaging with others, the culture you bring is a collection of social constructs (process of socialization), attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and values of what cultural group(s) you grew up with and what you experienced throughout life. Recognize and acknowledge the inherent bias you bring, and value the different life experiences and perspectives of others.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 5: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Address diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence in values and attitudes within own organization. Develop definitions and value statement(s) collaboratively with all members of organization, including the “collective intelligence” of other external partners.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 6: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Build an environment where self-disclosure is welcomed and valued, if people choose to self-disclose race, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, or any other cultural considerations. Leaders can self-disclose to set examples.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 7: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Incorporate creative activities addressing issues that are otherwise uncomfortable. Ensure time and opportunity for participants to process the discomfort. Identify and utilize conversation starters and icebreakers to open discussion on this topic.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 8: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Engage in activities to explore and identify organizational values related to diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence, and how to put those values into action.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 9: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Offer on-site support to people with disabilities to ensure their access and participation in all activities and conversations. Provide allies, mentors, cultural brokers, or learning partners who can support participation in meaningful dialogue and reflection.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 10: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Break down barriers preventing personal engagement in the workplace. Identify areas of shared interests and experiences to build connections between individuals while respecting differences and diverse perspectives. Do this within teams and across teams so all staff have an understanding of each other. Increase adventure, team projects, and personal communications to discover and make publicly known the talents, interests and perspectives of all individuals. Tap into the resources each person brings. Seek to understand the cultural perspective of others through case scenarios, stories, vignettes, and opportunities for cultural immersion activities, events, and initiatives.

Updated On 09/21/2018

 
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