BAMSI’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility (DEIJA) committee has been recognized for the second straight year for its work to make BAMSI a more inclusive and welcoming place to all employees and persons served. DEIJA has been responsible for several agency wide initiatives including carefully reviewing and updating policies with an anti-racist lens, increasing DEI learning opportunities, celebrating culturally significant holidays, BAMSI’s book club, and Table Talks. The DEIJA Roadshow takes the work of the committee directly to the programs, scheduling meetings with staff to hear their concerns and share what BAMSI is doing to help. If you’d like the Roadshow to visit your program contact [email protected] to set up a time!
The Association of Developmental Disability Providers (ADDP) named BAMSI as a winner of its 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award last week. Last year, the Association of Behavioral Health (ABH) recognized BAMSI’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as part of its 2021 Salute to Excellence. DEIJA plans to continue its efforts and invites any interested employee to join its monthly meetings or one of its many sub-committees. Contact [email protected] to sign up or learn more.