Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
Excelsior holds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as essential values to support our core Mission and Vision. We believe that the pathway to achieving health equity is through eliminating health disparities. This means taking actions to remove barriers and ensuring the care we provide is accessible and culturally sensitive and responsive. Excelsior does not discriminate on the grounds of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. As an organization, Excelsior is dedicated to hiring and supporting staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and geographic locations and providing them the tools and education to build a more culturally inclusive workforce that is accountable to the communities we serve.
Excelsior Equity Scholarship Fund
Excelsior’s Equity Scholarship Fund aims to change systems from within for racial and ethnic minorities pursuing advanced degrees in criminal justice, education, and healthcare. Racial and ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented across health systems and our organization recognizes that an individual’s relationship with a person who identifies with their experiences and is trained to instill hope from a place of understanding, carries the most potential to encourage better health outcomes for them, their family and community.