We aim to align this important work with each of the HOPA Councils:
Professional Practice – We aim to expand the profession of oncology pharmacy to include those from diverse backgrounds, to build systems that encourage and include these pharmacists in active committee work, and leadership and to pursue a goal of having our membership and our leadership better mirror the populations we serve.
Education – Through thoughtful inclusion of educational offerings across multiple venues and platforms, and through resource provision and tools for our membership, we seek to empower our members to provide socially and culturally conscious care.
Research & Quality – HOPA commits to the support and funding of projects aimed at pursuing more equitable cancer care models, research conducted by members from diverse backgrounds, and oncology research trials that increase representation and diversity.
Advocacy & Awareness – HOPA intends to align its efforts in advocating for health-care policies that advance the role of pharmacists with advocacy and lobbying in support of initiatives and policies that tackle racism, discrimination, and access inequities for patients with cancer.
Working towards more equitable care and a diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to the success of our organization, our members, and the experiences and outcomes of our patients. Only through commitment to DEI can we hope to achieve our vision in the areas of innovation, progress, and advancement. Thus, our commitment spans across all our committees, task forces, and working groups. Through diligent attention and focus, HOPA aims to become a model for organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Find a list of HOPA DEI Advisory Group Members