Diversity Dictionary

The dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion is broad and growing daily. This introduces the need for a common vocabulary to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Because of differences in lived experience, words often hold different meanings for different people. This glossary is not meant to be exhaustive, since language is continuously evolving. The main goal is to provide a basic framework and promote dialogue.

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There are currently 3 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.

modern personal pronouns used by people whose gender lies outside of the male/female binary. Commonly seen pronouns include “ze/zir/zir,” “xe/xem/xyr,” and “ey/em/eir”.

when neurological differences are recognized and respected as are any other kind of human differences or variations. These differences can include Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, and Tourette Syndrome.

NHQDR (National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report)
an annual report, organized in sections, that provide an overview of the healthcare system and summarize access, quality, and disparity measures.