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Diversity & Inclusion

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Our Approach
Cerner's intentional approach to Diversity & Inclusion is focused through the perspective of four lenses aimed at, furthering a wholistic transformation for our clients, partners and associates.
Diverity and Inclusion
Workplace
Cerner strives to create an engaging, innovative atmosphere that promotes safety and a sense of belonging for all associates.

Workforce
Cerner aims to attract, retain and develop skilled associates from diverse backgrounds


Community
Cerner supports regional and global economies through diverse partnerships that develop healthy and educated individuals.

Marketplace
Cerner’s corporate mission is to relentlessly seek breakthrough innovation that will shape health care of tomorrow.

Brent Shafer
"Delivering on Cerner’s vision of ‘a seamless and connected world where everyone thrives’ requires us to continue to foster a more inclusive work environment where associates from all backgrounds help shape the future of health care. Our ongoing commitment to Diversity & Inclusion is an important aspect of our culture, one that makes Cerner a great place to work.”
- Brent Shafer, Chairman and CEO, Cerner


"At Cerner, we're collectively working to create a culture and a community, built upon a common mission, where associates feel they have a voice and truly belong, so we can make a difference in the future of health care. Diverse perspectives and voices help create a seamless world where everyone thrives."
- Tracy Platt, EVP and CHRO, Cerner
Tracy Platt
Andrea Hendricks
"Diversity means understanding that each associate is unique. It’s about recognizing, valuing and respecting their individual dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, generation or veteran status. Inclusion is a focus on all associates having the opportunity to be fully engaged in the workplace. They have a seat at the table where their unique perspectives and ideas are leveraged for the greater good. This is how we work together. Cerner’s strategy focuses on both. As we continue to grow and compete for a more diverse team of talented associates to serve the needs of our clients, we will also continue to prioritize an environment within our company where every person can feel comfortable contributing to the future of health care."
- Andrea Hendricks, Senior Executive Director – Global Diversity, Inclusion Strategy, Cerner

Our Journey

Our Journey
Since Cerner was founded, we have been focused on our continued progress in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. Highlights of our journey, thus far:
  • '97

    Training

    Cerner holds first Diversity Training

  • '09

    Leadership

    Cerner's Board of Directors passes resolution on Diversity & Inclusion

  • '12

    Languages

    Cerner associates speak 60+ different native languages outside of English

  • '14

    Careers

    Cerner's Careers adds diversity X to website

  • '16

    Leadership

    Cerner India launches women in leadership program.
    Benefits extended to transgender associates and/or partners

  • '17

    Suppliers

    Enhanced formal tracking for supplier diversity.
    RFP process includes supplier diversity

  • ‘18-’20

    Awards

    Cerner scores 100 on the HRC Index three years in a row

Workplace

Workplace
We strive to provide a variety of resources, initiatives and programs directly to associates that foster an inclusive and safe workplace.
Disabilities/Abilities ABRG
The Disabilities foundational group is seamlessly embedded and supports all six Associate Business Resource Groups. This group drives inclusion and diversity efforts, empowering and educating associates and allies, as well as caregivers. Additionally, the group provides best practices, resources, and educational opportunities to help associates with visible and invisible disabilities manage their work/life balance, improve their relationships, and increase understanding in the workplace. Over the past year, the group participated in Disability Awareness Month, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Women’s History Month, speed mentoring sessions, the Power of Inclusive Disability panel, Disability Independence Day, and the International Day of Disabled Persons.

Objectives:
  • Provide associates with disabilities a safe and inclusive workplace
  • Raise awareness and educate associates about the associates with disabilities base
  • Provide associate engagement activities and meaningful connections
  • Embrace authenticity and unique strengths of associates with disabilities
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LGBTQIA ABRG
The LGBTQIA foundational group is seamlessly embedded and supports all six Associate Business Resource Groups. This group provides a safe, inclusive workplace where associates and allies connect to and create an environment that embraces and celebrates diversity in a wide range of sexual orientations, family arrangements, and gender identities. Over the past year, the group participated in speed mentoring sessions, International Pride Month events, Transgender Visibility Day, Coming Out Day, Women’s History Month, and Women’s Equality Day.

Objectives:
  • Provide LGBTQIA associates a safe and inclusive workplace
  • Raise awareness and educate associates about the LGBTQIA associate base
  • Provide associate engagement activities and meaningful connections
  • Embrace authenticity and unique strengths of LGBTQIA associates
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Race & Culture
Cerner Association for Multicultural Associates (CAMA) aims to create an environment that broadens our understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. It aspires to build relationships that establish a broader community network to help further develop talent to support Cerner’s vision and goals. CAMA will engage in transforming Cerner’s culture by leveraging diverse cultures, personalities, and perspectives. CAMA has four descent groups and allies: African/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and Native/Indian descent. :
Veteran's ABRG
The Veteran Associate Business Resource Group provides an opportunity for military veterans, service members, supporters and allies by fostering a supportive environment. This group assists associates with acclimating in the workplace and establishing a foundation by providing engaging experiences and cultivating connections. Over the past year, the group participated in speed mentoring sessions, Armistice Day (UK), Remembrance Day (Australia), and Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day celebrations, and Veteran’s History Month.

Objectives:
  • Provide veteran associates a safe and inclusive workplace
  • Raise awareness and educate associates about the veteran associate base
  • Provide associate engagement activities and meaningful connections
  • Embrace authenticity and unique strengths of veteran associates
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Women's ABRG
Creating an encouraging, collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment for women and allies. To educate, inspire, and empower women of all races/nationalities/cultures/religions through mentoring, networking, and community engagement events. Our focus areas for this Associate Business Resource Group include women in leadership, women in technology, women in healthcare, and multicultural women. Over the past year, we participated in several programs: Women’s History Month, Women’s Equality Day, International Women’s Day, speed mentoring for women, and a speaker series, to name a few.

Objectives:
  • Provide women associates a safe and inclusive workplace
  • Raise awareness and educate associates about the women associate base
  • Provide associate engagement activities and meaningful connections
  • Embrace authenticity and unique strengths of women female associates
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Global Diversity Initiatives
Our global workforce has over 28,000 associates based in 26 countries worldwide. Our associates speak over 15 different native languages and come from various cultures and races. At Cerner, we openly communicate and share stories, goals and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion. We take part in World Usability Day, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, International Day of Disabled Persons, International Pride Month celebrations and International Women’s Day. Our associates are provided with the tools to help them acclimate and be successful. These include:

  • The flexibility to observe alternate holidays to support religious or other customs
  • Opportunities for assignments in other regions and countries throughout the world
  • Privacy/Prayer rooms on campuses and at large Cerner events
  • A culturally diverse on-campus lunch food menu selection
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Workplace

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Workplace

Community
Our diversity and Inclusion efforts extend beyond the workplace. Cerner works with organizations in our communities worldwide to help do our part.
Workplace

Marketplace
Driving adoption of Diversity & Inclusion initiatives across the business takes consistent effort. Here's what Cerner is doing to make progress in the marketplace

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