The goals of the D&I Council involve identifying and spreading best practices in pursuing diversity leadership best practices across LENS members and other organizations. Over the years, the D&I Council has developed a Compendium of D&I Scorecard Measures, D&I Succession Planning Toolkit, Employee Resource Groups Guidebook, Mentoring Program Guide, and an Unconscious Bias Lunch & Learn module. The Council has also focused its learning on improving supplier diversity, evaluating incentive compensation methodologies, providing interpreter services, engaging physicians in cultural competency efforts, creating mentor programs, implementing Healthcare Equality Index best practices, collecting REaL data, serving transgender patients, cultural competence, community partnerships, women in leadership, transgender benefits, equity of care, and employment for returning citizens, pipeline strategies, race relations, and benchmarking. In 2018, the D&I Council launched a strategic planning process for broadening impact, benchmarking/metrics, and education and planning.
D&I Council time and resource commitment: Two face-to-face meetings (one prior to a conference of interest to the Council members and one held in conjunction with the annual NCHL conference in November in Chicago), plus a monthly teleconference in the off-months.