EDIA Community Listening Sessions allow you to share your thoughts and create change at LA County’s Department of Health Services!
Do you have experiences, ideas, and hopes you want to share to help make LA County Department of Health Services more equitable, diverse, and inclusive for everyone? We want to hear from you!
For more than a year, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) has been engaged in an ambitious Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Initiative to transform systemic policies and practices that have contributed to inequitable employment and patient care at DHS.
A key focus of this Initiative is engaging community members and community-based organizations in the creation of an EDIA plan for DHS. The purpose of the second round of EDIA listening sessions is to gather community input on the draft EDIA Strategic Plan. We will present the plan’s objectives and measures and ask a few simple questions to learn what you think works well, which issues need more attention, and if you think the plan is a solid foundation for DHS to build on in becoming a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist enterprise.
The virtual listening session is 90 minutes long and will take place over Zoom. In recognition of the value of your time and feedback, we will email all participants a $50 electronic Visa gift card within two weeks of the session.
These sessions give you one last chance to offer your thoughts and suggestions before the strategic plan is finalized! We hope you’ll join us. If you have any questions, please reach out to Program Manager Juliana Nocker Ferry at JNockerFerry@dhs.lacounty.gov.