Community Health Foundation (CHF) Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Community Health Foundation’s mission is to preserve reproductive services, to promote health and wellness, and to advocate for quality healthcare through grant making and education in Clark and Champaign Counties. To fulfill this mission, CHF embraces and celebrates our common humanity, and the inherent worth of all people. Intolerance, social injustice and inequity are not healthy.

Community Health Foundation embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to understand each other and to work collaboratively to improve the health and wellness of everyone in our community.

CHF draws on the skills, talents and perspectives of a broad and diverse range of people in a collaborative manner to improve the health and wellness of the entire community. The diversity of viewpoints which comes from different life experiences and cultural backgrounds strengthens decision-making and supports the organization’s and the community’s success.

An awareness of how systemic inequities have affected our society and those we serve creates opportunities to deepen CHF’s impact, relevance and advancement of its mission. CHF works toward creating a healthy community where everyone is valued, regardless of race, age, gender, religion, income, sexual orientation or abilities. Health inequities and social injustices are acknowledged and resources are provided to decrease disparities and to improve health outcomes for all people in our community.
CHF works to build a culture of trust, civility and respect and to create a safe place for individual perspectives, identity and life experiences to be shared. An inclusive board culture welcomes and celebrates differences and ensures all board members are equally engaged and invested, sharing power and responsibility for Community Health Foundation’s mission and the board’s work.

In all its work to include strategy and policy formation, resource allocation, recruitment of staff and board and daily interactions, CHF is committed to modeling diversity, equity and inclusion and to maintain fair treatment for all.