Racial Equity Commitment
The Oregon Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is committed to creating systems of health equity for all individuals, families and communities. We strive to maintain a welcoming and trauma-informed work environment that reflects and supports the racial and ethnic diversity of our participants, local agencies, partners and communities.
We have adopted a strategic plan that advances the work of equity, diversity and inclusion and have identified priorities for future work based on a racial equity program assessment. Oregon WIC commits to working towards racial equity by addressing institutional and individual racism, acknowledging implicit bias, reconsidering our practices, and adapting how we do what we do.
- We acknowledge that Black, Native, Indigenous, and Communities of Color in Oregon experience inequities and disparities in health due to racism, oppression, and historical trauma.
- We believe government has a primary role in disrupting and dismantling these racist systems, and it is crucial to address system inequities faced by our communities.
- We envision an Oregon where racial inequities and disparities are eliminated and Black, Native, Indigenous, and Communities of Color and other historically marginalized communities experience lifelong health and wellbeing.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider / Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.