The mission of MEDiversity Week is to highlight the equity, diversity, and inclusion work within U Health; while addressing health care disparities and offering solutions for the training of our current and future providers. The week’s events will include presentations on the research and practice of our own U Health faculty to address access to care as well as workshops and discussions on how to continually advocate for equity and inclusion in our daily personal and professional lives. Stay tuned with the MEDiversity Newsletter as well as the Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion for more information.

MEDiversity Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, and staff collaborating across all disciplines in U Health. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

2020

Disparities & Equity in Healthcare

For the inaugural MEDiversity Week, our participants explored the barriers that exist and persist for various communities to receive consistent, culturally sensitive, and high-quality care in the United States. Events provided insight into centering equity, inclusion, and anti-racism within programs and initiatives while navigating national trends and local issues and ensuring progress towards addressing our institutional racism.

If you missed any of these events, there are recordings we have made available to watch and revisit the incredible work being done on our campus and in our communities. Thank you to everyone who helped make this first week a success!