For our company to succeed in delivering on that purpose, it’s important that we help all our employees reach their full potential and that our workforce reflects not only our customers, clients and patients, but also the communities in which they work and live.
As one of the nation’s leading health care companies, we strive to develop a diverse workforce and recognize that a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion — in thought, style, experience, culture, ethnicity and sexual orientation — are good for business, help attract and retain talent and enable us to better serve all our stakeholders. Our support comes through in our values, policies and benefit programs, which have helped to create an inclusive environment where differences are valued, respected and celebrated.
Our Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) are perfect examples of how the company grows stronger through its commitment to diversity and inclusion. We support 11 national Colleague Resource Groups, including the Portuguese-Latino Empowerment Group, which offers employees the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build strong ties with the communities we serve and bring lasting value to our business strategies.
Our Supplier Diversity Program works to make sure that the goods and services we purchase in our communities come from a wide range of sources and our suppliers have a chance to become long-term partners. In 2016, we expect to spend more than $1.0 billion with diverse businesses, which will help contribute to our company’s continued success.
As the sole healthcare sponsor for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s youth awards program, we’ve awarded scholarships to dozens of high school seniors of Latino/Hispanic descent, recognizing their achievements and leadership and supporting their interests in pursuing healthcare educational tracts. We also support the Foundation’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT), a nationally-recognized program which tracks, preps, connects, and places young leaders as they transition from high school to college, graduate school, and careers.
CVS Health is also a proud sponsor of the National Council of La Raza’s Annual Conference, and has been ranked since 2013 by the LATINA Style 50 Report, which recognizes companies based on the opportunities provided to Hispanic women. In 2015, our company was recognized by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Million Dollar Club, a recognition given to corporations for their dedication to Hispanic Business Enterprises and in continuing to grow their diverse spending.
CVS Health provides outstanding career opportunities, including as nurse practitioners in our MinuteClinic locations, nurse patient care specialists in our Specialty division, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension nurses, which provide infusion therapies to patients in their homes or hospitals and Patient Education nurses which provide disease education and case management to patients over the phone. For more information on nursing opportunities at CVS Health, please visit jobs.cvshealth.com/NAHN.
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