What is EDCN
- Executive Diversity Career Navigator (EDCN) is a centralized resource designed for you—the diverse healthcare leader. EDCN offers its users easy—and vast majority free-access to information, tools, and inspiration for navigating their career paths to senior level positions. EDCN is a place for healthcare leaders from diverse backgrounds and at all career levels to learn from others who have successfully navigated their route to C-suite healthcare management.
- Research and real-world experience confirm diversity at the highest ranks of healthcare management contributes to improved quality, equity, and safe care for all persons. However, the path to senior levels can be fraught with challenges—particularly for healthcare professionals from underrepresented groups.
Who Uses EDCN
- Many of the EDCN contributors are racially/ethnically or LGBTQ+ diverse healthcare executives who candidly share their own experiences and offer suggestions targeted to a comparably diverse audience. Any healthcare professional, however, will find EDCN’s materials useful.
History of EDCN
In February 2016, the senior leaders of the above groups formally signed a “Healthcare Executive Diversity Memorandum of Agreement (MOA),” in which they committed their respective organizations to “engage in collaborative initiatives designed to increase and sustain diversity and inclusion at the highest levels of healthcare leadership.”