ACP's Board of Regents recently approved revisions to ACP's Vision, Goals, and Core Values to better reflect that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential and valued pillars of the organization. The Vision, Goals, and Core Values are consistent with revisions to ACP's diversity, equity, and inclusion policy, which outlines ACP's belief that a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthens the organization's capacity to respond to the needs of its members, patients, the profession, and the public. While ACP's Mission “to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care” remains unchanged, the updated Vision and Goals now ensure that ACP's approach to inclusiveness is clearly communicated and is understood to be foundational for the College.
Through these updates, ACP hopes to reinforce its intent to welcome, consider, and respect the many diverse voices of internal medicine and its subspecialties. In addition, the updated Core Values emphasize that ACP's actions will reflect its embrace of diversity and inclusion to foster engagement, belonging, and respect, resulting in facilitation of a just and equitable culture.