To better meet America’s health needs and contribute to a Culture of Health, the nursing workforce needs to reflect the great multitude of ethnicities, races, and cultures within the country’s communities. The Diversity Steering Committee supports the Campaign in this important effort to help prepare the field to care for an increasingly diverse population and, ultimately, to help shape the transformation of the health care delivery system.


The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s Diversity Steering Committee works to ensure that all Americans, regardless of race, religion, creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any aspect of identity will have access to high-quality, patient-centered care in a health care system where nurses contribute as essential partners in achieving success.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Deborah Washington, PhD, RN, MS, Director of Diversity for Patient Care Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Carmen Alvarez, PhD, RN, CRNP, CNM, Assistant Professor, Department of Community-Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Committee Members