This week’s STEEEP Huddle: E for Equitable

This week’s STEEEP Huddle topic—submitted by Karen Fitzpatrick-Smith, Manager, Workforce Development, Human Resources, and Team Lead, Diversity, Respect & Inclusion — notes that MLH staff can better provide culturally competent care through understanding and respecting the cultural backgrounds of patients and co-workers. A valuable tool to aid this understanding is CultureVisionTM, a web-based resource on MLH computer desktops with information on more than 50 different cultural groups, religions and disabilities.

The STEEEP Huddle template is a guide to conduct unit-based Huddles or during departmental staff meetings. The STEEEP Huddle topics are posted on the Performance Excellence 2020 site at

Although all physicians may not have the opportunity to participate in the STEEEP Huddles, the topics are being included in MLH Clinician weekly to help share the information across MLH. (For more background on STEEEP Huddles, see

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