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The Health Collaborative (THC) closed out 2019 on a high note: our organization has been recognized as a 2019 Queen City Certified Leader in Gender Equity!


THC leadership and staff spent much of 2019 participating in the gender equity certification program via Queen City Certified (QCC), a third-party auditor that helps organizations identify and close gaps through a proprietary assessment and survey methodology. They offer hands-on coaching and mentoring


As a 2019 Queen City Certified Leader in Gender Equity, THC is committed to fostering a more inclusive and equitable workplace through a rigorous and ongoing third-party assessment of policy and culture, collaborative learning experiences, and the implementation of data-driven action plans.

“We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace where people are our strongest asset, and to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, age, or income-level,” CEO Craig Brammer shared with staff in a recent email. Brammer and the THC leadership team recognized that achieving these goals requires continuous self-evaluation, reflection, and action, so enlisting the help of a neutral third-party auditor such as QCC was a natural fit to facilitate the process.


As part of the program, THC’s Human Resources and Executive Team leadership spent time evaluating existing internal policies and practices to better understand what is working well and where there may be room for improvement. Surveys and listening sessions were conducted with staff, board members, and stakeholders in order to better understand overall experience, satisfaction, and engagement.


With 97% survey engagement and participation from staff alone, issues of gender equity are clearly high on the list of priorities for the future of our organization. The insights gained through this research are already helping guide THC policy revisions, and will continue to inform our benefits, policies, and priorities moving forward.