Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At Dartmouth Health, we believe that the diversity of our patients, people, and community shows a strength we support and celebrate.

We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive, honoring all within our organization and the communities we serve.

Our belief is simple and actionable: Dartmouth Health is better when we embrace each other with open hearts and minds, confront our biases, and take a stand for equity and inclusion.

Our environment of mutual respect and support

Each employee shares responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment of mutual respect and support.

Each of us will serve as a champion of diversity because we understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming environment for our patients. We all work better when we interact with others.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity

We believe that senior leadership is a significant force for promoting a culture that reveres diversity. While constantly promoting this vision themselves, our senior leaders expect every employee to:

  • Embrace the underlying values of this vision
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining, and supporting employees who reflect the diversity of our broader society

We are committed to holding leaders and managers accountable for developing a workplace that communicates our organizational value for the unique perspectives and qualities of our employees.

We will ensure the value of diversity is upheld in everything that we do for our employees, patients, families, visitors, customers, the broader community, and all who contribute to achievement of our mission.

We will maintain a culturally competent work force and a healing environment that demonstrates respect for the individuality of employees, patients, and visitors. We will provide diversity education and training to all.