American Hospital Association Names the Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium an Equity Transformation Partner


The Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium is recognized as an American Hospital Association Equity Transformation Partner based upon its equity transformation achievements and expertise.​

May 16, 2024 – The Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium (ODLC) has been selected as an Equity Transformation Partner (ETP) by the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA is the premier, national organization that represents and serves nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare networks, and patient communities around the United States, in addition to 43,000 individual members.  AHA introduced the ETP program to support its comprehensive Health Equity Roadmap framework, connecting AHA members to trusted organizations committed to equity transformation work. The program identifies an exclusive group of vetted partners to help AHA member hospitals and health systems accelerate their equity journey.

“The Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium has been selected by the AHA as a strategic Equity Transformation Partner for its ongoing support of the health care field to drive improvement in health care outcomes.” said Joy A. Lewis, senior vice president for health equity strategies and executive director for AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE). “We look forward to working with ODLC as a reliable source of support for our nation’s hospitals and health systems as they work to advance health equity for all and to expand diverse and inclusive leadership opportunities in health management.”

“The Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium is beyond thrilled to collaborate with the American Hospital Association and its membership as an Equity Transformation Partner,” said ODLC Founder and CEO, Erica Taylor, M.D., M.B.A., who is also a practicing orthopaedic surgeon and physician executive.

“This is huge. As a clinician-led organization that serves all specialties, we recognize the importance of alignment between system-level efforts and the clinical care teams, which is critical to truly translate promises into practice in a way that our patients and team members can recognize. We are truly honored to receive this designation. Innovative partnerships, such as this, enable us to amplify our impact as we equip industry leaders with the professional development and strategy resources necessary to prioritize health equity for all our patients.”

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The Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium (ODLC) is a pioneering network of clinical and industry leaders of health equity, diversity, and inclusion across all medical specialties. We help our members and clients transform their health equity and diversity efforts through resources expertly designed for clinicians and health care organizations. Our customizable education experiences, professional development courses, assessments, and strategy tools empower leaders across the health care continuum to achieve their goals with sustainable success and optimized engagement. Building and supporting this distinct network of skillful healthcare equity leaders allows us to facilitate the collaborations necessary to yield industry-wide impact and better serve our patients and communities. Learn More.

Written by Dr. Taylor
Founder, CEO of ODLC Practice: Duke University Subspecialty: Hand Surgery Dr. Taylor believes the unique combination of our lived experiences, passion for changing the landscape of orthopaedics, and strengths in strategic diversity leadership make the ODLC powerful and inimitable.