Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI)
At Columbia Pacific CCO, we have cultivated inclusion in our work for years. In these unprecedented times, we have re-engaged with the work of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) to build on our past efforts and strengthen our capacity going forward.
Toward this, in 2020:
- An Equity Committee of the Board was re-formalized and began functioning in January.
- All three community advisory councils (CACs) developed equity aspiration statements to formalize the integration of equity into all aspects of their work.
- Columbia Pacific created and filled a new role — health equity program specialist — to support the development and sustainability of our JEDI work.
- Columbia Pacific adopted the Protocol for Culturally Responsive Organizations as a framework to guide, organize and assess our JEDI work. The Protocol covers the full arena of an organization’s governance and operations, so organizations can fulfill their capacity to effectively serve communities of color.