Capital Caring Health’s Center for Health Equity

Why We Exist: 

To ensure all patients and their families – regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation – are provided with advanced illness care of the highest quality, and that there is diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and cultural competence in staff caring for them. 

We believe that knowledge empowers and drives change. Therefore, to dismantle the attitudes, misinformation, systems, policies, and ineffective programs – often barriers to receiving quality hospice and palliative care – we partner with faith-based leaders and community organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies to provide: 

  • Information and Resources 
  • Education and Outreach 
  • Training 
  • Grief Counseling Services 

To successfully deliver on the overall patient, family and employee experience, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) must be infused in every decision, with mutual accountability at all levels of our organization. As we consider social, political, and emotional determinants of health, we pledge to: 

  1. Elevate the Patient and Family Journey through cultural certifications, support of health innovation, and expanding “in-language” printed material for underserved communities 
  2. Elevate the Employee Journey through training and creating a culture of belonging 
  3. Develop Strong Community Partnerships that Build Trust 
  4. Create a Supplier Diversity program for Capital Caring Health and our Partners 
  5. Advocate for Board Member Diversity 

Center for Health Equity Led By:

Audrey Easaw

Executive Director, Center for Health Equity
SVP Philanthropy, Communications, and External Affairs

Donna Gayles

Associate Director, Center for Health Equity
Director, Client Relations, Washington DC

Steering Committee

S. Sabrina St. Clair, DMin GC-C
Director of Chaplain & Bereavement Services, Washington DC Region



Cheryl (Cher) Spedden, RN Coordinator, Manassas

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Our Mission

Provide Patients and their Families with Advanced Illness Care of the Highest Quality

Our Vision

Be the Best Provider of Advanced Illness Care and the Best Place to Work in Healthcare

Our Values

  1. Put Patients and Families First
  2. Always Do The Right Thing
  3. Respect Everyone

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