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The NAATP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award

Awarded to individuals or organizations who have made DEI a priority in clinical and operational practices, as evidenced by any or all of the following:

  • Multiple dimensions of diversity among staff, leadership, and governance
  • Organization-wide and community training initiatives (e.g., anti-racism, gender inclusivity)
  • Implementation of culturally responsive clinical or recovery support programs
  • Demonstration of or advocacy for equitable access to services for communities that have faced exclusion or marginalization
  • Identification of an internal institutional deviation from DEI best practices, followed by a substantive, transparent, and measurable process of change
  • Significant financial and resource commitments to improving equity in service access, inclusivity in treatment/work environments, or supportive engagement with diverse communities