The ANA-Illinois Board of Directors is issuing a call for appointments for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.  The board recently approved the development of this new standing committee based on the recommendations from the Expert Panel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee – (1/2 of those appointed will serve a 2-year term, and the other half will serve a 3-year term)

The committee will build upon the efforts of the Expert Panel and work to empower the nursing community: institutions, practitioners, leaders, students, staff, and faculty to eliminate health disparities due to intentional and unintentional discrimination, marginalization, and racism. This committee also explains, promotes, and encourages the DEI mission while holding the association accountable and ensuring this work remains a priority.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Board of directors in creating an inclusive environment that promotes equity in the association;
  • Collaborate with the Program Committee to develop educational programs and resources to help maximize diversity, strengthen equity, and optimize inclusion in the nursing community;
  • Guide and work with other stakeholders to support policies that reduce health inequities;
  • Serve as an expert resource for the healthcare community regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you are looking for an opportunity to help make a difference in the nursing profession and your community and wish to serve please complete the consent to serve. When completing the consent to serve you are asked to provide a 300-word passion statement on your desire to work on DEI initiatives and upload a copy of your CV/Resume.  Consents will be accepted through August 29th.

Appointments will be considered at the September 2022 board meeting.

The committee will begin its work in the fall of 2022.