Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment

In order to advance the specialty of orthopaedic nursing, NAON is committed to fostering a culture of community where our members, partners, and stakeholders:

  • share a sense of belonging
  • respect what makes us different
  • support different experiences
  • correct lasting impacts of systems that marginalize groups

We strive to be an organization with a diverse membership by reaffirming and respecting what people need. Our differences provide energy and strength to build dynamic teams, cultivate leaders, and ultimately provide better care for all patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

To view definitions of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), please see below:

Justice in health recognizes the commitment in reducing disparities in health and its determinants.

Equity is allowing each person to fully participate with the goal of meeting potential and removing barriers to ensure fair access.

Diversity recognizes that everyone is unique, each with a variety of characteristics, backgrounds, perspectives, and points of view that are impacted by their lived experiences. The similarities and differences encompass but are not limited to age, disability, education, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Inclusion is intentionally creating an environment and a network where individuals with various backgrounds feel comfortable and are invited.