For Immediate Release
Healthcare Groups Unveil New Online Tool for Advancing Executive Diversity
CHICAGO, May 4, 2017—The Executive Diversity Career Navigator (edcnavigator.org)——a
new centralized online resource is now available to help healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups successfully navigate their career path to senior-level positions.
Developed through the collaborative effort of six national healthcare organizations dedicated to advancing executive diversity—the American College of Healthcare Executives, Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum, Institute for Diversity in Health Management , LGBT Forum, National Association for Latino Healthcare Executives, and National Association of Health Services Executives—the EDCN will help cultivate a diverse healthcare workforce. The developers of the EDCN believe a diverse workforce is best equipped to recognize and address disparities in care and access, effectively improving health for all.
Much of the EDCN’s career development content, including tools, tips and links, will be applicable to any healthcare professional seeking information; however, key aspects of the EDCN will be tailored to the needs and interests of diverse healthcare executives. A distinguishing feature of the EDCN will be inclusion of the “voice” of experienced healthcare leaders captured in multimedia formats, including text and video, along with other unique features.
Officially launched April 27, the EDCN is a dynamic online resource that is regularly updated with new information, such as perspectives from diverse healthcare executives, and enhanced to strengthen users’ experience on the EDCN website.
For more information about the EDCN, visit edcnavigator.org.
About the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives
The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives is a national organization led by Latino/Latina executive leaders of U.S. hospitals and healthcare organizations and experts in the fields of health care policy and practice. NALHE was founded in 2005 to increase senior-level Latino representation in hospitals and health systems in the United States. Our goal is to create a future workforce of highly talented Latino healthcare executives who can meet the challenge of delivering and improving healthcare in our diverse communities. Since 2005, we have succeeded on many fronts, including:
- Growing our membership
- Strengthening our Board of Directors
- Gaining sponsorships from major healthcare organizations
- Establishing formal collaboration with the American College of Healthcare Executives
- Establishing Latino healthcare Caucus entities in major cities
- Producing insightful and meaningful webinars
- Developing robust mentoring programs for early, middle and late careerists
Being recognized by “Modern Healthcare” for leadership excellence, including naming two Board members to the “Top 25 Minority Executives” and two Board members as “Up & Comers” For more information, visit www.nalhe.org.
National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives
325 Miron St. Suite 140
Dallas, TX. 76092