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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at ASHA

ASHA's 2020 President Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP

Theresa Rodgers, ASHA President, with an update on ASHA's plans and progress in addressing systemic racism in the Communications Sciences and Disorders professions.

ASHA's Actions in 2020 Against Systemic Racism

July/August 2020 

  • ASHA held online listening sessions.
  • ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) and Facilitating Team were trained in implicit bias. 
  • BOD approved the ASHA Envisioned Future 2025.

September 2020

  • ASHA is expanding our existing Strategic Objective on increasing the diversity of the membership to Increase Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) within the Association and the discipline.
  • ASHA is developing a microlearning opportunity on microaggressions.
  • ASHA’s Board of Ethics is working on a resource related to the Code of Ethics’ prohibitions of discrimination. 

October 2020 

How to Help

Ask your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act of 2019 (H.R. 3637/S. 2747) to promote workplace diversity. 

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