Healthcare Distribution Industry Vision
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is essential to ensuring the health and vitality of the communities we serve.
HDA is committed to collaborating across industry to develop and share DEI best practices to enhance our organizations — and ultimately strengthen the industry’s ability to innovate and deliver healthcare products safely, efficiently and reliably.
HDA members are committed to DEI in service of an array of communities including:
Our WorkforcesThe people we attract and hire
Our WorkplacesThe environments we create
Our CustomersThe people we serve
HDA has led an assessment process to benchmark strengths and challenges, and to understand the current landscape of diversity, equity and inclusion across the healthcare distribution industry.
Leveraging employee input from HDA members gathered through focus groups, interviews, surveys and other methods, HDA has developed a vision, goals and a measurable action plan, approved by the HDA Board of Directors, to create, sustain and expand DEI initiatives across the healthcare distribution industry.
While progress has been made in this ongoing effort, there is much work to do. These actions do not serve to simply check a box, or force a singular, inflexible option on all organizations. A collective and collaborative approach that encourages accountability for all business leaders and departments will lead to greater success.
DEI Governance at HDA
DEI Governance at HDA
DEI activity at HDA is managed by a board-level committee chaired by Greg Drew, President, Value Drug Company, and a member-level task force.
What Does DEI Look Like in the Healthcare Distribution Industry?
✔ Attracting, hiring and retaining individuals with diverse backgrounds to enhance the industry’s workforce.
✔ Developing resources and guidelines to encourage inclusive and welcoming organizational work environments.
✔ Identifying, selecting and collaborating with suppliers and business partners that reflect diversity.
✔ Collecting and sharing data to continuously refine industry DEI strategies and sustain progress.
Connect with Peers: Industry-Wide ERGs
HDA is launching new industry-wide employee resource groups (ERGs) for all member organizations. The goal of these ERGs include creating a safe space for people who share a common identity and their allies, providing professional development and growth opportunities and developing projects that bring about positive enhancements to our industry's business and culture.
HDA will initially launch four ERGs in 2023: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Women. All members are welcomed and encouraged to participate.Sign Up for an ERG
Spotlighted Healthcare Distributor DEI Initiatives
- Celebrate Diversity Month: Promoting DEI in Healthcare Distribution
- Breaking Barriers: Healthcare Distributors Celebrate Women's History Month
- Honoring Black History: February and Year-Round
- HDA Dialogue Explores DE&I Efforts In the Distribution Sector
- A Dialogue on Healthcare Equity and the “Road Back from COVID-19”