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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee

Building a culture of diversity and inclusion

Some of the work on the committee includes:

DEI Committee created from Focus Group in 2021
DEI Committee Missions, Vision, and Member Expectations created in 2021
Impact Areas of Focus identified – 

DEI Newsletter launched 2021
DEI Hospital Wide Kickoff month – October 2021

  • Hospital Bias education video launch October 2021
    • Unconscious Bias Training for providers (open to all staff)
    • DEI Organization Survey Launched Oct 3-Nov 7, 2022
  • DEI provided recommendations to HR on inclusive restroom guidelines  
  • DEI Subcommittees created for Focus Areas 2023
    • Mental Health
    • Microaggressions 

Hiring and Onboarding 

We partner with-

  • American Job Center, partner with WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) to provide training for people having difficulty finding work or getting employment in Waterbury area.
  • RIBA Aspira is the group that is based in Waterbury and their goal is to reduce the unemployment rate and improve economic and racial/ethnic inequities.

We have expanded our job posting sites to 18 new locations: 

  1. DiversityNursing.com
  2. African American https://africanamerican.dejobs.org/ 
  3. AfricanAmericanJobsite.com http://www.africanamericanjobsite.com/ 
  4. The Black Perspective https://blackperspective.com/career-search-engine/
  5. Campus Pride http://campuspride.jobs 
  6. Direct Employers Diversity https://diversity.dejobs.org 
  7. Diversityworkers.com http://www.diversityworkers.com/ 
  8. Hispanic American https://hispanicamerican.dejobs.org/
  9. HispanicJobsite.com http://www.hispanicjobsite.com/
  10. Jobs4Women.net http://www.jobs4women.net/ 
  11. Lgbtjobsite.com http://www.lgbtjobsite.com
  12. Minority https://minority.dejobs.org/ 
  13. Native American https://nativeamerican.dejobs.org/
  14. RetiredStars.com http://www.retiredstars.com/
  15. SeniorJobsNetwork.com http://www.seniorjobsnetwork.com/
  16. Women https://women.dejobs.org/
  17. Women For Hire http://jobs.http://jobs.womenforhire.com/.com/
  18. Women in Business and Industry https://wib-i.com/career-search-eng

Workforce Training and Education

Training sessions throughout 2020 and 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for Senior Staff, Directors, Managers and Supervisors 


Supplier Diversity 

We are focused on providing equal opportunities for all qualified suppliers to compete and participate in the sourcing and procurement process. As such Waterbury HEALTH seeks proposals from qualified women/minority business enterprise (W/MBE), veteran owed (VET) and other disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) suppliers.

To be recognized as a diverse supplier, companies must be certified through an official certification agency. Such accepted organizations include the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or regional affiliate, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) or regional affiliate, governmental certification, or provide a letter certifying ownership status.

A diverse supplier is defined as an enterprise that is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members (African American, Hispanic American, Asian-American, Native-American, non-minority woman, veteran, disabled veteran, or other socially and economically disadvantaged individuals).

To register as a diverse supplier, please contact our purchasing department at: 203-573-7335.