ACA Statement on Diversity
Diversity encompasses, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and marital or parental status.
A key component in addressing diversity and inclusion is cultural agility. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) acknowledges cultural agility as a foundation for competent healthcare delivery to improve patient outcomes and engage in public health initiatives. ACA defines cultural agility as having enhanced skills and knowledge of the needs of a multicultural society and requiring a commitment to inclusion that begins with broader concepts of diversity.
With greater cultural agility and a commitment to diversity, ACA can bring varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interests to its membership and the profession at large. ACA recognizes that achieving diversity goals and implementing inclusion strategies will be an evolutionary process which requires a continued renewal of commitment to diversity and opportunities for inclusion. ACA has organized and will continue to offer initiatives to facilitate these efforts recognizing that truly effective diversity work is never finished.
Ratified by the ACA House of Delegates in 2018.