ASPHO Diversity Statement
Approved December 2, 2010
ASPHO values and encourages diverse and inclusive participation within the profession of pediatric hematology/oncology. ASPHO is focused on attracting, developing and retaining volunteers who reflect the diversity of its membership to play key roles in leading the society. The society seeks to create an atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and participation on its committees, task forces, and board. ASPHO believes that an open exchange of ideas from diverse perspectives will result in improved decision making and will best serve our members' collective needs and interests and by extension those of their patients.
ASPHO therefore charges its nominating committee, committee chairs and board to strive for balance and diversity in the elected and appointed volunteer work force. It is our collective goal to identify and nurture the future leaders of the organization and to ensure that they represent the wide diversity of career stage, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, institutional size, and race.
In 2020, the Society published a statement condemning racism and supporting healthcare equity.
The current Diversity Statement is being reviewed and updated for Winter 2021.