Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement: The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California nonprofit that is committed to sharing their values of diversity, equity and inclusion as part of their growing initiatives in the prevention of burn injuries through education and support of burn survivors and their families in California. AARBF is dedicated to the integration of diverse, equitable and inclusive topics within its policies, plans, and procedures while aligning with the mission. The organization recognizes the benefits of recruiting and retaining a diverse group of staff, board members, and volunteers and strives to create an equitable workplace culture where individuals share different ideas and collaborate in strong decision-making practices. AARBF’s leadership addresses both the needs of the organization and our diverse populations/communities/individuals served within the strategic goals of the organization.
The organization believes that in generating greater awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion to its everyday operations whenever possible. Our actions and outcomes related to these values are the responsibilities of everyone within the AARBF community; its leadership, board members, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.
Steps to Developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation will encourage and educate its leadership, staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, and program participants to learn more about DEI topics and continually improve training and understanding to assure every person can find themselves welcomed here. When deficiencies and opportunities are uncovered, training, education, and recruiting actions are initiated to more roundly represent all.