The mission of MEDiversity Week is to highlight the equity, diversity, and inclusion work within University of Utah Health; while addressing health care disparities, offering solutions for the training of our current and future providers, and hosting 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 University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion for more information. MEDiversity Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, trainees, and staff collaborating across the university. If you’d like to join our committee, share any ideas, sponsor events, or volunteer for MEDiversity Week, contact us at email@example.com. All are welcome to get involved and participate!
Securing Health Equity for All
October 31 - November 4
“Securing Health Equity for All” explored how University of Utah Health can develop policies, practices, and programs that move us closer to the goal of eliminating health disparities. Events and discussions focused on attaining equitable health outcomes for all patients, with an emphasis on those from historically marginalized populations, and took a broad approach toward the goal of dismantling bias in order to secure health equity for all.
Thank you to our committee members and sponsors!
Intersectionality in Health Education & Care
As we discussed in 2020, we celebrate individuals—the “me” part of MEDiversity. The “diversity” part of the name means that we recognize that each of us is unique, and regardless of race/ethnicity/gender etc., we all add to the diverse tapestry of our campus. For 2021, we recognized the multiple identities that exist simultaneously within all of us. We emphasize that recognition of our individual intersectional identities will help us understand each other, but more importantly, it will help us serve our patients.
Recordings from MEDiversity Week 2021, can be visited through this link.
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.