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African Americans Building & Leading Equity

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African Americans Building & Leading Equity (ABLE) is an employee resource group focused on being a resource to both Ochsner and the community to advocate and foster engagement around diversity and inclusion activities. The goals and objectives of ABLE are in alignment with Ochsner's Core Values, Mission and Vision.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of ABLE is to be a resource and an advocate to foster business success, community well-being, and the advancement of our workforce.

Our Vision

To support Ochsner Health in promoting affiliated councils to advance diversity and inclusion by transforming our workplaces and communities into inclusive environments; where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

Strategic Alignment to Ochsner Health’s Core Values

Patient First

We will drive diversity awareness into our patient care — making each and every patient experience the best. Ochsner employee population should reflect the racial demographics of the patients and communities we serve.


We will hold ourselves and others accountable toward eliminating health care disparities that exist racially, ethnically and culturally. We will have the courage to always do the right thing.


We will promote the well-being of the patient, family, and employee experiences that live up to their diverse needs and expectations.


We will look for opportunities to help strengthen our system by increasing our awareness and to embrace our differences and learn from each other.


We will help build teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences.