Formed in June 2020, the Cultural Humility Work Group’s vision is to “ensure that all members of PERU’s staff are humble, confident, and effective catalysts of undoing racism and propagating Cultural Humility professionally and personally.” In this effort, cultural humility is defined as the ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person. Cultural humility is different from cultural competence or responsiveness as it focuses on self-humility, rather than achieving a state of knowledge or awareness.
This workgroup works to actively and continuously educate and reduce stigma within PERU and among our stakeholders.
Our Name Reflects Our Values
Pledge to be accountable. We take responsibility for our work.
Effort: We do whatever it takes to ensure our work achieves the highest level of accuracy, professionalism, and timeliness.
Respect: We treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
Understanding: We always strive to learn how to improve the way we do our work so we can achieve PERU’s Vision.
PERU exists to save lives and ensure that every patient we touch directly or indirectly, achieves optimal health, well-being, recovery and choice.