At PCCI, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the Center of Our Work
PCCI continues to celebrate and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in everything we do both internally and externally. We strive to understand and appreciate the culture and background of everyone. Our mission is to address the needs of vulnerable—and diverse—communities. We know our employees’ diversity—“who they are” ―is critical to fully understanding the people we serve. Listening to and understanding the needs of the communities we assist is necessary to create innovative solutions to address health equity.
As we believe diversity is as a driver of institutional excellence and innovation, we seek to create a culture of respect that welcomes team members to an environment where each person can grow successfully. We also intentionally seek, recruit, and retain talented staff members who embrace and are representative of diverse populations. In 2022, 50% of PCCI employees are women (up 1% from 2021) and 71% of these women represent diverse ethnicities. Recognizing that STEM fields are often male dominated, PCCI’s Advancing Women in Data Science & Technology/Sachs Summer Scholars Internship program continues to be one of the more prestigious internship programs in North Texas. It provides unrivaled opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and doctoral female students from diverse backgrounds to work side by-side with PCCI data scientists and clinicians and directly contribute to projects benefiting the community.
In 2022, we are proud to report that 57% of our participating college interns and 67% of our participating high school interns are from diverse ethnicities. In service of our diversity goals, we also embed cross-cultural learning opportunities to advance a culture of respect for and appreciation of others.
Our 2022 DEI initiatives included: A three-day conference attended by the Chief Diversity Officer, creation of the PCCI DEI Council (which will focus on DEI metrics for annual evaluation), and ongoing celebrations of special cultural events throughout the year, such as Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, National Asian American Day, PRIDE day, and National Hispanic Heritage month, through special presentations and messaging from employees.