Archive for October, 2013

Diversity Calender 2016

Click here for our 2016 Calendar of Observances.

Video: Culturally Competent Patient Care—LGBT Patients

Culturally Competent Care—LGBT Patients Donnie Perkins Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion University Hospitals Shane Snowdon Director, Health and Aging Program Human Rights Campaign The Human Rights Campaign will detail its Healthcare Equality Index assessing whether healthcare facilities provide equitable care to LGBT patients, and University Hospitals will tell you how it developed successful outreach programs […]

Facts Figures Black History Month

Black History Month Timeline 1619 Dutch ship brings 20 Africans to Jamestown, Va., the first enslaved Africans in the U.S. 1793 Eli Whitney’s new cotton gin increases demand for slaves 1793 Congress passes Fugitive Slave Act, making it a federal crime to assist a slave trying to escape 1808 Congress bans importation of slaves 1820 […]


NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.