An Introduction to the Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium: Advancement of Our Orthopaedic Leaders of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Networking, Strategy, and Innovation

Erica Taylor*, A. Rashard Dacus, Julius Oni, Linda I. Suleiman

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Abstract

Achievement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is an ongoing discussion that has evolved over time in the field of orthopaedic surgery. To enhance and highlight commitments to diversity, many academic department and health organizations have designated individuals to serve as their DEI leader. However, suboptimal structure and support of this specific leadership position have limited its potential and have led to increased position turnover and stagnation in progress. To mitigate these challenges, the Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium (ODLC) was formed as a growing network of orthopaedic diversity leaders from around the United States as well as international members and industry affiliates. The mission of ODLC is to optimize the sustainability of DEI efforts by providing professional development support and best-practice solutions to leaders serving in this capacity. The efforts of the organization are guided by 3 key objectives: leadership development, design of strategic plan models for diversity, and interprofessional education for perioperative care teams on inclusion. Through this powerful network and its educational offerings, ODLC works to increase role efficacy and to encourage sustainable creation of diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for our patients, colleagues, and team members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere72
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume104
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 17 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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