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Peak Vista’s JEDI Statement:

We respect and embrace diverse perspectives, foster a culture of listening and understanding for each staff member and patient, enabling the strengths of our organization to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

“I view justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through the profound impact it has, not only on our relationships, but on health and social outcomes, and overall well-being at the most core level. How we treat each other and what we think about each other matters, whether we are aware of it or not. How we talk about difficult issues also matters. At Peak Vista, we believe in creating safe spaces where everyone belongs, no one is excluded, and everyone is seen, heard, and cared for. It’s why we’ve placed JEDI principles at the heart of our organizational strategic plan, ensuring that our staff utilize inclusive language and practices, and that our policies, procedures, and health care services support a welcoming environment for all. I realize that’s easier said than done. But that’s also why we’re working to chart our path towards these goals – because ultimately, this work is foundational to a thriving and healthy organization.”

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Dr. Emily Ptaszek

President & CEO

July Events

  • Independence Day
  • UV Safety Awareness Month
  • Back 2 School Care Fairs

August Events

  • National Health Center Week
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Month

 Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) at Peak Vista

At Peak Vista Community Health Centers, we are dedicated to promoting an environment of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) for our staff, our patients, and everyone within our communities. To us, JEDI is not just an acronym, but a set of guiding principles for how we manage the work we do, ensuring that everyone is seen, heard, has a voice, and can feel safe in their work or receiving care within our organization. 

 What is JEDI?

Justice – a goal or vision for social change and requires a strategy to redress histories of violence, inequality, trauma, and the unjust treatment of groups.
Equity – a practice where people receive conditions or resources that they need to participate in society.
Diversity – the difference between people, things, and experiences.
Inclusion – the practice of valuing the unique experiences and contributions people have to offer.

Program History at Peak Vista

In late 2022, a large, cross-functional team of Peak Vista leaders, providers, and staff met over a series of months to develop the organization’s 3-year Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan outlines the organization's largescale initiatives, covering five strategic pillars: Community Engagement, Financial Sustainability, Services & Group, Patient Experience & Population Health, and People & Culture.

A common theme of these strategic pillars is a focus on people and the development and implementation of a JEDI strategy for our organization. This includes:

  • Educating our staff on the utilization of inclusive language and practices

  • And evaluating polices, procedures, and practices to better support JEDI Strategy

  • This also includes helping to connect our patients with resources and education, as well as opportunities for specialized training for our providers and staff on meeting the unique needs of marginalized groups and the LGBTQIA+ Community.

As we continue to work on building new programs and services built around our JEDI Strategy, we’re also proud to support ongoing educations for our providers and staff. We’re also proud to share that all Peak Vista behavioral/mental health providers have participated in in Envision: You, LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Training.

Join Our Team

We would love to have you join our team! Learn more about careers at Peak Vista on our careers page.

Community Partners

Peak Vista is also committed to providing resources to the community, providing mental health care services and outreach, working closely with community partners, and serving as one of the many community organizations involved in the new LGBTQIA+ Community Resource Center – PRISM.

The following are some of the community partners we work with, as well as helpful resources for both local and state organizations.

Further Reading

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Diversity in the Workplace

Bärí A. Williams

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Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Dr. Wesley E. Donahue

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DEI Deconstructed

Lily Zheng

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Restructuring DEI

Lily Zheng

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The Boldly Inclusive Leader

Minette Norman