Diversity & Inclusiveness
The Mental Health Center of Denver understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence and we proudly hold diversity and inclusiveness as an integral part of our mission and goals.
A Word From Our Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness
Every interaction is a cultural interaction and resilience, recovery, and well-being are deeply cultural concepts. So, it is vitally important that Mental Health Center of Denver understands and honors the role that culture plays in people’s lives.
Using evidence-based practices, our Diversity & Inclusiveness approach helps us to leverage cultural proficiency in order to create a place where people are seen and can proudly see themselves—as consumers, as staff, and as community members.
Leslye Steptoe, PhD
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness
Mental Health Center of Denver
Commitment to Diversity
The Mental Health Center of Denver understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture, and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence and we proudly hold diversity as an integral part of our mission and goals.
At the Mental Health Center of Denver our dedication to diversity & inclusiveness is a fundamental aspect of our organization, our mission and our culture.
In our work with the people we serve, the community, and in our workplace, we value our diverse experiences and work to create connections that enrich those experiences.
We strive to become the national leader in Diversity & Inclusiveness in community mental health. We belong to the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and have a seat on the American Leadership Council on Diversity in Healthcare. We are also a member organization of DiversityInc Best Practices, the leading evidence-based resource for diversity practitioners.
We are committed to engaging in community connections and partnership to ensure that everyone has access to the services they need.
Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being provides a place for community members to connect with their neighbors, learn new skills and find supports they need to increase their health and well-being.
Our Vision: A Kaleidoscope
When a kaleidoscope is in motion, new possibilities emerge at every turn, just like the interaction between cultural groups. This metaphor acknowledges that cultures keep changing through their interaction and yet maintain their basic characteristics.
Fuch, L.H.(1990). The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity and the Civic Culture. Wesleyan University Press.