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NCIHC Retains BCT Partners to Guide DEI Efforts
BCT Partners is a national consulting firm that works with government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, and foundations to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. BCT has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms of 2021, Manage HR Magazine as one of the Top 10 Diversity and Inclusion Consulting/Service Companies and by the Black Enterprise BE100 list as one of the nation's largest African American-owned businesses.
BCT Partners will conduct an organization-
NCIHC members will have several opportunities to participate in the assessment. A nation-wide survey of members will be conducted to examine their DEI priorities for organizational action. Members will also have an opportunity to share their views directly with a BCT consultant in a Language Access Café listening session during the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting April 29th and 30th.
BCT Senior Director for Health Equity David Hunt will be the Project Manager for the assessment. Mr. Hunt is a former civil rights attorney with over 25 years of DEI consulting and training experience. He is nationally known for his work on racial and ethnic disparities, cultural competence in health care, and global medicine. The American Hospital Association selected Hunt to lead the #123forEquity Program, a national effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities by tying patient race, ethnicity and language data to patient outcomes. Mr. Hunt is also an expert on legal requirements for language access in healthcare. He has delivered keynote addresses on this topic for both the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association, published articles in leading medical journals and textbooks, and regularly conducts language access audits for leading hospital systems.
The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (https://www.ncihc.org/