Children's Hospital Colorado

Building an Inclusive and Equitable Workplace

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At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we aspire to create an inclusive workplace where every team member, patient and family member feels safe and valued, and where all patients benefit from the highest quality care, outcomes and experiences.

We know that we can better serve our community when our team reflects our patient population. But we also know it’s not enough to recruit and retain diverse talent — our commitment to diversity, health equity and inclusion must be ingrained in every aspect of our organization. From dedicated resources for supporting our team members’ continued learning to community programs created to address health inequities and improve patient outcomes, DHE&I is integral to our mission and culture.

Here, representation matters. Join us on our journey to create a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system.

What is health equity?

At Children's Colorado, our focus on health equity is a key part of our mission and culture. We believe that health equity is achieved when everyone has access to the resources and opportunities they need to attain their highest level of health. Fostering health equity requires intentionally engaging in the process of removing obstacles to health, such as poverty and discrimination. Achieving health equity is linked to a person's access to good jobs, quality education, essential healthcare and safe housing.

Read more about our community health work and how we support children and families in Colorado and beyond through child health advocacy.

DHE&I programs for team members

We’re proud to have a dedicated Department of DHE&I to help guide our work in this area, including creating and advising on company-wide programs and training opportunities.

Captains of Inclusion

As one of our flagship learning programs, the Captains of Inclusion Development Program brings together cohorts of learners who consistently practice and model inclusive behaviors, promote the tenets of health equity and help create an organization that intentionally values difference. This extensive, in-person series encourages participants to challenge their mental models, inspires behavioral change and provides actionable steps toward building an inclusive culture.

Destination Equity

Destination Equity is a multi-part training and development series designed to advance our efforts to improve patient care and achieve health equity. The program is required for all Children's Colorado team members, including medical staff and faculty.  

The series offers a robust curriculum combining online learning with live, instructor-led sessions focusing on everything from exploring identity and unconscious bias to recognizing and addressing microaggressions. Its goal is to provide team members with the knowledge and skills they need to address healthcare disparities and improve outcomes for the families in our care.  

Experience Different: A Conversation

Experience Different is a regular discussion series that tackles topics that relate to all dimensions of difference and how they impact our identities, work and relationships. During these facilitated conversations, team members are encouraged to ask uncomfortable questions and connect with other members of our organization to discuss differences of mindset and opinion in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Team member resource groups

We know that person-to-person connections contribute to a deeper understanding of the differences that make all individuals unique, as well as offer an opportunity to discover the ways in which we are similar. Our chartered team member resource groups bring together those who share a common identity or interest and their allies to create space for discussion, education and celebration.

These groups are created and run by team members, and are guided by our Department of DHE&I. Most groups meet monthly to share ideas, plan for internal and external events and build support for their stated mission.

Learn more about our team member resource groups:

hAAPI - honoring Asian American & Pacific Islanders

hAAPI honors team members who identify as Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and those who want to learn about and celebrate AAPI culture, people, history and more. As a resource to the organization, this group may advise on policy impacts, departmental practice and other organizational changes.

Spectrum ALLYance

Spectrum ALLYance celebrates our team members who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ communities and allies to those communities. The mission of this group is to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals, provide a space for education and conversation, lead celebrations highlighting Pride in our community, and create an inclusive environment that respects and celebrates diversity.

T.A.N.: The Afrocentric Network

The Afrocentric Network (T.A.N.) celebrates team members who identify as Black, African and/or African American, and team members who are interested in helping Children’s Colorado as we recognize Black culture, people, history and more.


Unidos, which is Spanish for “united,” celebrates team members who identify as Hispanic, Latino/a/x, Chicano/a/x, allies and others who want to share and learn about the culture, people and history of these groups.

Inclusive Minds

Inclusive Minds was created to provide a welcoming and dedicated space for neurodiverse individuals and allies to connect and offer support and resources in an enthusiastic, emotional, practical and compassionate environment.

Join Forces!

Join Forces! provides support and community to team members who are connected to a branch of the U.S. military or anyone who has an appreciation for military services.

Helping Hearts

Helping Hearts focuses on advocacy, awareness and education around mental health. The goals are to connect those who are interested in learning and/or supporting mental health resources at Children’s Colorado, reduce the stigma around mental health and create a safe space to talk about mental health.

Benefits built for you

Our team members care about their work, and we care about their well-being. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to meet the needs of you and your family.

  • Medical, dental, vision and disability insurance
  • Paid holidays and time off
  • Mental and emotional health resources
  • Discounted back-up child and elder care
  • Low-cost RTD EcoPass for Denver metro team members
  • Hybrid or remote work opportunities for some roles

Learn more about our pay and benefits

Join our Talent Network

Join our network of prospective team members by getting in touch with us and sharing more about what you’re looking for in your career. We’ll send you updates about opportunities at Children’s Colorado that match your interests. Learn more

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Ready to take the next step toward building a career at Children’s Colorado?

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