In early September, Seattle Children’s released its much-anticipated Health Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan. It articulates over 30 specific actions Seattle Children’s will take to address the eight recommendations that emerged from an outside assessment by Covington & Burling. That assessment examined issues of systemic racism, diversity, equity and inclusion at Seattle Children’s.

These 30+ actions will engage Seattle Children’s workforce, leadership, patient families and the broader community to make measurable, significant changes aimed at ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion at Seattle Children’s.

  • Specific actions are fully described on pages 8 to 18 of the action plan.
  • Accountability measures are on page 19. They include:

Anti-Racism Work at Seattle Children’s
The work will happen in three phases (18 months, 18–36 months and 36+ months).

“This has been, and will continue to be, a challenging time for Seattle Children’s,” says Dr. Jeff Sperring, CEO. “But I believe we will meet this moment and become the anti-racist organization that our workforce, patients and families expect and deserve for us to be.” He has emphasized that this work to make Seattle Children’s an anti-racist organization is his top priority.

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