Steering Committee chooses race equity as focus

In November of 2020, the WHI Steering Committee voted to include equity as a significant focus in 2021 and beyond. The Steering Committee asked that active workgroups incorporate equity into their projects and that WHI communications help build awareness about equity work taking place across the county, lifting up and amplifying local initiatives, and communicating about this work at the ground and systems level.

In 2021, the WHI recruited new Steering Committee members and staff with DEI experience; embarked on a listening campaign to understand member perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion; updated the WHI’s operational principles and mission statement to include a significant focus on equity; and launched a new initiative to explore and address disparities in annual wellness visit participation.