Health Care Administration
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Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the need for workforce development and training of diversity, culture, and inclusion in small healthcare offices in Rhode Island. Method: This study utilized phone interviews from participants in twenty-one primary and specialty care offices throughout Rhode Island. Results: Findings suggested the need for more workforce development and training of DEI within small offices. More education is needed to understand and define the meaning of diversity, culture, and inclusion in these smaller primary care and specialty care settings. Conclusions: A repeat study should be conducted to allow for additional data collection. The geographical and hidden biases that surfaced in this research study should be taken into consideration when gathering date for future studies.
Alvarado, Margareth A., "Are Medical Support Staff Provided with Sufficient Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training?" (2023). Honors Projects Overview. 216.