It is the responsibility of health clinics and clinicians to support a society that respects diversity and fosters equity. Encompass Health and Wellness and its employees are responsible for working with its communities to create services that diverse communities identify as respectful, inclusive, and accessible.
The clinic strives to deliver inclusive service, affirming the dignity of those they serve, regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental health, physical or cognitive capabilities, or socio-economic status.
We practice inclusivity in a multitude of ways, from ongoing, anti-racism training to our involvement with True North Aid. As a clinic, we are committed to personal and professional growth and meet our commitment by continuing our education and amending our policies and processes to reflect improvements and accommodations. We continue to seek to understand how diverse community groups define and describe themselves. We value working with diverse communities to develop inclusive consultation and engagement processes.
This statement is intended to create a framework from which to consider how Encompass Health & Wellness understands diversity and responds to community needs.