Become a Member
In the 12 years since its inception, the Institute has made steady progress toward improving health care career opportunities for minorities and has become a trusted partner and valuable resource for health care institutions that are striving to open their leadership ranks to more people of color, as well as provide culturally competent care to their patients.
- Our Scholarship Program, through which the Institute has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships to promising undergraduate and graduate students in public health administration.
- Our flagship internship, the Summer Enrichment Program, which has given more than 600 diverse students valuable hands-on experience in health care organizations across the country.
- Our online Career Center, which brings diverse candidates and prospective employers together to explore opportunities in the health care field.
We also offer a number of resources for our institutional partners, including:
- Our biennial National Leadership and Education Conference on Diversity, which has become the premier diversity event for trustees, senior executives, human resource officers, corporate diversity specialists and other health care leaders who need to know how to articulate the business case for diversity.
- Diversity Dialogues, monthly conference calls that give participants an opportunity to learn from and interact with a variety of experts in diversity management.
- Learning Moments, a series of case studies that hospitals can use to explore diversity issues and solutions with their staffs and management.
- A quarterly newsletter, Bridges, which highlights diversity-management best practices and leaders as well as providing updates on IFD initiatives and events.
In addition, we stay abreast of the latest trends, services and other resources to link our members to cutting-edge information and tools on diversity management.
For more information about the Diversity Dialogues program, please contact Manager, Membership and Education, Pam Janniere, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (312)-422-2691.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2013