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Workforce Equity

Like many communities across the country, Indianapolis is facing an equity crisis that disproportionately impacts Black populations and other people of color. Racial disparities in health outcomes, education, and hiring and promotion simultaneously lead to workforce inequities, decrease quality of life, and increase expenses for businesses across all industries.

Through Business Equity for Indy (BEI), businesses across the Indy region have committed to advancing racial equity in their workplaces. These businesses understand that improving equity outcomes for their employees is essential to building and retaining diverse teams—a key ingredient to innovation and maximum competitiveness.

To support businesses working towards equity, the Impediments to Health Taskforce has released two resources, available now:

  1. The Impediments to Health Playbook, a first-of-its-kind document that provides recommendations that businesses can explore to support Black talent and foster a more equitable workplace, and
  2. The Workforce Pilot, an exclusive, program that invites 30 companies to participate in a two-year, implementation training alongside equity experts.

The bottom line is: small- and medium-sized companies need support, and these proven strategies will improve equity outcomes, provide expertise in developing implementation approaches tailored to your operations, and develop partnerships to launch strategies that bring you a strong return on investment. We invite you to learn more below.

Impediments to Health Playbook

The Impediments to Health Takeforce addresses disparities in healthcare access focusing on four, key areas of disparities, including Covid-19 vaccinations, maternal health, food security, and mental health. To better support employers looking to take actionable steps to drive equity in healthcare, the Taskforce has assembled an Impediments to Health Playbook. The playbook provides a variety of recommendations that companies can consider implementing to improve equity across their companies and in the communities they serve. Best of all? The Impediments to Health Playbook provides a variety of recommendations to meet your business needs. Click the playbook link below to begin exploring implementation strategies.

Explore the Playbook.

Impediments to Health Playbook

The Impediments to Health Takeforce addresses disparities in healthcare access focusing on four, key areas of disparities, including Covid-19 vaccinations, maternal health, food security, and mental health. To better support employers looking to take actionable steps to drive equity in healthcare, the Taskforce has assembled an Impediments to Health Playbook. The playbook provides a variety of recommendations that companies can consider implementing to improve equity across their companies and in the communities they serve. Best of all? The Impediments to Health Playbook provides a variety of recommendations to meet your business needs. Click the playbook link below to begin exploring implementation strategies.

Explore the Playbook.

Apply to the Workforce Pilot

As companies across the Indy region align behind equity, it can leave many feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to take action. To support those companies, BEI has announced an inaugural Workforce Pilot. The intensive, two-year cohort is designed to assist companies with adopting evidence-based strategies alongside industry experts that will reduce disparities, drive equity, and support companies’ talent strategies.

The Workforce Pilot will host 30 companies, and the pilot program will begin in the fall of 2022. Participating companies will complete a five-stage program with guidance from subject matter and technical experts. Companies interested in applying to the Workforce Pilot are encouraged to review the program expectations  before applying. Applications are due by August 31, 2022, and companies will be notified by mid-September.

Apply for the Workforce Pilot.

Apply to the Workforce Pilot

As companies across the Indy region align behind equity, it can leave many feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to take action. To support those companies, BEI has announced an inaugural Workforce Pilot. The intensive, two-year cohort is designed to assist companies with adopting evidence-based strategies alongside industry experts that will reduce disparities, drive equity, and support companies’ talent strategies.

The Workforce Pilot will host 30 companies, and the pilot program will begin in the fall of 2022. Participating companies will complete a five-stage program with guidance from subject matter and technical experts. Companies interested in applying to the Workforce Pilot are encouraged to review the program expectations  before applying. Applications are due by August 31, 2022, and companies will be notified by mid-September.

Apply for the Workforce Pilot.

The BEI Workforce Pilot was first introduced to Indy Chamber members on July 19 during a Member Townhall. We invite you to watch a video recording of the event and to review the Workforce Pilot presentation as you consider applying to participate in the program.

Workforce Pilot Townhall

 

Questions?

Contact Taylor Hughes:

thughes@indychamber.com

317.464.2265

Email Taylor.