Understanding the Future of Diversity & Inclusion

April 17, 2018  |  Best Practice

1. Be Intentional About Diversity

Build organic relationships with people in different communities and be intentional about correcting bias in the hiring process.

2. Cultivate Atmospheres of Growth

Institutionalize personal networks with team building and social events to encourage the exchange of ideas, discussion of new ideas, and sharing of cultures.

3. Identify & Promote Group Similarities

Reinforce the commonalities and similarities between groups and build a culture of inclusion and respect. Although we all come from different backgrounds, we have more in common than we are led to believe.

4. Strengthen Leaders of All Levels

Encourage employees to be leaders regardless of their position. Entry-level professionals can be tremendous leaders. Leadership skills are not determined by an individual's role or title at an organization.


To learn more health equity best practices, attend an upcoming CHI educational event


Joseph Gaspero

CEO & Co-Founder at CHI


Mounika Kata, MS

Senior Analyst at CHI


Ivory Chang, MS

Project Manager at CHI



2018 Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium Action Plan

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.