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An Introduction to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity of thought is an important resource for any organization. This unit discusses the benefits of diversity of thought and how to achieve those benefits through diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring and personnel practices. Pertinent laws are reviewed that govern personnel actions.


Upon completion of this self-study course, participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize how diversity of thought impacts and applies to the laboratory
  2. Discuss diversity and inclusion and their impact on the laboratory and the laboratory professional
  3. Describe diversity and health disparities and patient outcomes


This self-study is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is basic. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hours and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


Cheryl R. Caskey, MA, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM
ASCLS Past President
Member, ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council


This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.