The Academy is committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) throughout the nutrition and dietetics profession. A key goal is to “establish infrastructure and resources to achieve optimal and sustainable IDEA outcomes.”
In March 2022, IDEA education and training sessions were offered to Academy leaders and staff. The following program reflects the final live session designed to educate leaders on the key components of the IDEA impact goals and provide leaders with the tools and resources to create IDEA action plans that will advance the Academy’s IDEA goals.
CPE Level: 2
- 1.7.1 Recognizes and respects cultural and racial diverse backgrounds to effectively interact and build meaningful relationships with others (e.g., clients, employees, inter- and intra-professional team members and community and professional groups).
- 1.7.2 Recognizes the importance of diversity, orientation, social and cultural norms that may have an impact on individuals, groups and plans of care.
- 1.7.3 Develops awareness of one's own personal beliefs and values to inform and reduce biases.
- 3.1.2 Fosters a culture in which diversity and cross-team collaboration is valued.
- Explain the core components of the Academy’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) action plan, how they operate independently, and how they are interdependent to achieve growth, sustainability, and inclusive organizational culture change.
- Reflect on key terms such as bias (implicit and explicit), privilege, microaggressions, antiracism, and allyship and understand their relevance to fostering an inclusive environment and advancing IDEA goals and priorities.
- Apply Academy tools and resources to develop organizational unit work plans that align with one or more of the Academy IDEA priorities.
Sharon A. Cox, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND, is owner and co-founder of Cox Duncan Network, LLC, and senior consultant at Tecker International, LLC.
Alison Brown, MS, PhD, RDN, is senior consultant at Cox Duncan Network, LLC, and program director at the National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the National Institutes of Health; or the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Center for Lifelong Learning brings this program to you with a special thank you to content experts Sharon Cox, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND and Dr. Alison Brown, MS, PhD, RDN, with Cox Duncan Network, LLC who developed and delivered this comprehensive program.