Access to care, education, and support for all patients remains an enduring priority for the Pheo Para Alliance. To ensure that the organization is meeting the needs of groups who have traditionally encountered barriers to access and is fostering a diverse and inclusive culture — among those who support them and within the PPA itself — the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Initiative was conceived in the spring of 2022. This initiative is overseen by the IDEA Committee, whose mission is

Cultivating a transformational approach to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility through a multidimensional lens that encompasses underrepresented communities which can include but isn’t limited to ethnicity, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age and religion and regardless of ability. Our goal is to create an equitable culture for all pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma patients and all those supporting our patients, including caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers.

The IDEA Committee’s inaugural Chair is author, empowerment speaker and community activist Saadia White. To join, and be a part of this exciting endeavor, contact  us today!