Diversity GAP Analysis Plan

Diversity Gap Analysis Plan (from focus on underserved populations of Veterans, Individuals of Color, Generations)

1) Create a list of questions to “filter” programming through to increase inclusiveness

  • Does this program include ethnic/racially/culturally relevant information? (ex. cooking class – when cooking greens and smoked neck bones recipe – you can reduce sodium by…, or including information specific to race into lectures [(ex. Hispanics having a higher rate of diabetes) using Dept. of Health & Human Services – the Office of Minority Health data, or health books specific to race on information table at lecture (ex. Asian Americans and osteoporosis)]
  • Is this program sensitive to socioeconomic differences? (ex. Getting started with Fitness Lecture – high cost, low cost, no cost options for home equipment)
  • Are we marketing this program with language and in ways that connect with all generations? [ex. Traditional Generation (65-88yrs old) – this generation values loyalty and respect for authority – more likely to attend program if supervisor, physician, or person of perceived authority tells them to go]
  • Are we marketing in locations (Anabel Taylor, Sage Chapel), with organizations (CNG’s), and with media type (facebook, twitter?) that help to connect with Veterans, Individuals of color, and all Generations?
  • Have we taken advantage of linking health messages with pre-existing designated months/days celebrating Individuals of color (ex. African American month is Feb.), Veterans (Veteran’s Day), Generations?
  • Is this program accessible [language (ex. brochures in Spanish, Mandarin), physical space and ability/mobility, geographically (ex. on-campus, off-campus, on bus route), 24/7 viewing (Webinar)]?

2) Re-benchmark Ivies in 5 years to see what health/wellness/fitness programming is being offered for Individuals of Color, Veterans, Generational groups. Key words used in 2011 were health programs, fitness programs, exercise programs, veterans, generational, individuals of color, minorities

3) Connect with each Colleague Network Group in person a. LGBTQ and Men of Color (already connected in person with Veterans, Women of Color)

4) Provide Veteran, People of Color, and Generational specific health/wellness/fitness programming if asked by CNG and if CNG collaborates with Wellness to develop programming 26

5) Ask a representative from each CNG to sit on the Wellness Advisory Committee. (completed May 2012)

6) Eliminate GAP’s in programming (ex. through lectures, webinars, website resources)

7) Analyze Google Docs data, if possible, to see if Wellness is reaching a more diverse population specific to People of Color, Veterans, and Generations.

8) Article for PawPrint or Chronicle?