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Celebration Meals as the Key Ingredient to Fostering Belonging and Equity
Celebration Meals as the Key Ingredient to Fostering Belonging and Equity

In 2019, I began a program to offer celebration meals for holidays and cultural events to celebrate diversity through food and to highlight different cuisines. Not only did this effort serve as a way to encourage inclusivity through observances, but it also provided a jovial means of educating staff members, patients, and partners on culturally or religiously significant days throughout the year.

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Honk! Beep! Beep! A Note from the Chapter President – September 2022
Honk! Beep! Beep! A Note from the Chapter President – September 2022

In our CAHL service area, work commutes can range from 30 to 150 minutes. Since COVID-19, many of you have a commute from your kitchen to your office – 10 steps within your home. Regardless of the commute, we all have time to think and can decide to be stressed, calm, frazzled, or relaxed. When we encounter traffic delays, we can make a conscious choice to be mindful or not. We can be emotionally reactive, angry, frustrated, and stressed during our commute, or we can make a choice and be mindful, relaxed, patient, and calm. I encourage you to work on creating a mindful perspective with these ideas to consider during your commuting time: 

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In Their Words

We asked CAHL Board members to reflect on the first in-person annual meeting since 2019.The CAHL Annual Meeting was... “Incredible … inspiring … impactful … heartwarming.” - Michael O’Connell, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Stanford Medicine Partners, CAHL President...

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