Council for Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare


When you see something that is wrong, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something. -John Lewis

LEVELING THE FIELD FOR EVERYONE

We believe everyone who wants a seat at the table should have the same opportunity to get there.  We strive to educate students, practitioners, faculty, and administrators about the elements that create overt and covert inequities of all types.  Our goals are to help all of our stakeholders learn how to recognize and respond to inequity and injustice in healthcare at all levels of practice.

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WHY WERE WE CREATED

In today's healthcare environment, there are far too many experiences of discrimination that begin in the application process to the school or program of choice.  Unfortunately, the acceptance and normalization of these occurrences create an environment that stunts the professional growth of some of our greatest assets - the next generation of providers.

Our goal is provide guidance to leaders and providers, as well as mentorship to those who want to become leaders and providers. We will work with you to recognize bias, inequity, and disparities.  Then we will help you eliminate these conditions.  

HOW WE AIM TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM

Education, mentorship, and partnerships with stakeholders

Support to Providers

Sometimes a bit of enlightenment is a beautiful thing.  Unfortunately, structural racism is not.  We aim to point out subliminal inequities and help our colleagues create an atmosphere of professional growth. 

Support to Students

In most healthcare specialities, applicants to advanced education have no formalized support or mentoring system.  We aim to fill that void by preparing students and applicants for the process they face and helping them to negotiate this path successfully.

Support to Administrators

If it's not broke don't fix it, right?  Many facility and university administrators may not realize a hostile and harmful environment exists because patients continue to be served and graduations continue to occur.  We aim to provide a lens into the realities of providers and students before environs of disparity occur - or help to remediate when necessary.

ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES

Education, mentorship, and partnerships with stakeholders

MENTORSHIP

The Dream Big Wellness Support Group Link: https://calendly.com/drdonteflanagan/dream-big-wellness-group

STEWARDSHIP

Partnerships coming soon