DEI Report

Current DEI Education Programs

Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“Acadia has been a leader in DEI for many years and doubled down on our efforts over the past year. Policies, trainings, and service for DEI continue to be part of new employee orientation and patient care, with continued specialized care for LGBTQ+ youth. Employee communications now highlight personal employee experiences, from Rosh Hashanah, to National Indigenous People’s Day, and National Hispanic Month, with more planned in the coming year.” - Greg Bridges-Music Chaplain and DEI Committee Chair Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Live training of our anti-discrimination policy.

Each training module is available at different times, on different days, and over the course of one or two months. To accompany our live policy training, we also launched an anti-discrimination support group for staff who have been affected by discrimination in an aspect of their work or personal life, directly or indirectly. Training and leadership workshops, such as Taking Control of Your Career and Hiring: Finding the Right Talent , revised content this year to better prepare staff and leaders to address gender equality and hiring bias. At Northern Light Health we acknowledge that in spaces that are not focused on DEI, it’s still important that we develop our staff to address bias.

(Left to Right): Greg Bridges-Music; Bujjamma Page, patient registration representative; and Jonathan Raye, charge entry representative- Acadia Hospital, wearing purple to show their support for LGBTQ teens on Spirit Day.

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