Diversity and Inclusion

Physician meeting with patient

Exceptional Care...For Everyone

We want to ensure that each patient, employee, physician, and volunteer feels welcomed, comfortable, and included in our environment at all times. We value different perspectives and welcome conversations about race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and culture. Because it takes everyone to build healthier communities.

Our promise of Exceptional care. Simply delivered. means we strive to provide culturally-competent care that meets your individual needs.

Health System Diversity Statement

October 22, 2020 — Three of Central Indiana’s largest health systems - Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health and Indiana University Health - are pledging to do more to end health disparities and inequity in minority communities, calling systemic racism a public health crisis. The health systems, which have worked closely together to address the COVID-19 pandemic, have committed to a series of actions to advance their work.

Diversity Pledge (PDF)

How We Work to Advance Diversity

Training

We develop cultural competency skills in our caregivers so they can better relate to patients and each other. Increased knowledge and communication are one of the many ways we develop culturally-competent care.

Training/Classes

Representation

Recruitment and talent acquisition efforts work to ensure that our workforce is representative of the communities we serve.

Careers at Community

Community Partnerships

Partnering with local organizations creates leadership development, business skill and career planning opportunities for youth with disabilities to help them transition to meaningful employment opportunities.

Partners and Students

Language Services

Community Health Network has medical interpreters - available at no cost 24/7 - to assist patients, their family members, and other legally authorized persons with verbal and written interpretation in clinical settings and more.

Diversity Champions Program

Among Community's numerous innovative initiatives for supporting diversity is the network's Diversity Champions program, created to identify, train and encourage additional diversity representatives at each of the numerous Community locations. 

The program kicked off in 2007, with approximately 75 employees, managers and directors from across the network identified as "champions" for diversity.

Together, the champions focus on awareness, interaction and acceptance of all—and ensure that all employees are aware of how much Community values the differences that its people bring to the network as well as the influence that they have on the organization and employee relationships with patients and families.

Diversity Events

Circle UP INDY
Seeks to improve the quality of life in Indianapolis by addressing issues of violence and tackling the perpetual disparities of economics, education, and employment, in addition to mental and physical health concerns, in partnership with businesses and community leaders.

Circle City IN Pride Festival
An annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons. Community Health Network participates in this event to celebrate the achievements of our LGBTQ employees and reinforce our commitment to diversity.

Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair
Community provides health screening services including cholesterol, glucose, A1C and creatinine testing. We also provide education on diabetes, stroke, weight loss and wellness.

It's a Family Affair
A free community resource fair for families and citizens in need that includes health screenings, fitness classes, business resources, STEM activities and special attractions for all ages.

Community Benefit

Based on the unique needs of the community, we develop Community benefit programs to provide treatment, promote health and support healing.