Diversity Means More

Diversity Means More: AROC subcommittee tackles health disparities and inequities in our community

August 23rd, 2021

The Anti-Racism Oversight Committee Community Work subcommittee has been working diligently to understand and address overall health inequity and access at Michigan Medicine and its surrounding communities. The subcommittee is focusing on on equitable access, healthy communities, strong infrastructure in systems and processes, and cultural humility and understanding to increase sustainable community wellness, engagement and partnerships. Click through for details of this important work!

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Diversity Means More: Team implements initiatives that integrate health justice, intersectionality into education and clinical practice

July 14th, 2021

The Anti-Racism Oversight Committee’s Education and Clinical Practice subcommittee has created an action plan that addresses several key areas. The subcommittee is focused on implementing short- and long-term initiatives that help to address their overarching goal — to ensure learners and educators have access to education on the concepts of health justice and intersectionality, which will lead to more equitable patient care. Click through for details!

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Diversity Means More: Diversify the Workforce

June 2nd, 2021

The Anti-Racism Oversight Committee’s Diversify the Workforce subcommittee is working to identify and address critical factors in Michigan Medicine’s demographic composition. Once that work is completed, the team will recommend short- and long-term action plans to increase our underrepresented minority workforce and ensure they are receiving the support they need at all levels. Click through for more information!

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Diversity Means More: Team shares tools to build solidarity and a psychologically-safe culture

May 18th, 2021

After several months of gathering feedback from faculty, staff and learners, the Speak Up and Show Solidarity subgroup of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee has developed a set of tools that will help promote a climate and culture where everyone will feel safe speaking up and showing solidarity against unlawful bias and discrimination. Click through for more information!

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Diversity Means More: Weaving advocacy, professional development into huddles and team meetings

April 13th, 2021

The Advocacy and Professional Development subcommittee of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) seeks to integrate the values of anti-racism into everyday work at Michigan Medicine. Indeed, the ultimate goal is for those values to become a sustainable element of the organization’s medical community and culture. Click through to learn about tools and resources that will help you make anti-racism part of your work routine!

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Diversity Means More: Facilitating conversations to transform culture at Michigan Medicine

April 2nd, 2021

Each Anti-Racism Oversight subcommittee has worked diligently to bring forth sustainable action items that contribute to anti-racism and cultural climate change at Michigan Medicine. Click through to learn about one of those subcommittees, which has created an opportunity for team members to participate in important conversations with their colleagues in order to improve climate and inclusion!

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Diversity Means More: Microaggressions

January 11th, 2021

Microaggressions are comments or actions that negatively target a marginalized group of people. They serve as a form of discrimination, and may be accidental or intentional. Unfortunately, such actions occur every day to a large portion of the population. Because of this, it is essential that team members learn ways they can help create the safe spaces that are needed to adequately support underrepresented colleagues. Click through for tips and resources to help you do just that.

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Diversity Means More: The importance of allyship

December 8th, 2020

This year has proven to be difficult and unpredictable — and in many ways, it has revealed the underlying impact of many years of systematic racism, underrepresentation and health inequity. Feeling safe, respected, heard and valued are key components to a healthy work environment. Indeed, allyship helps to build a more inclusive health system. Click through to learn how allies across the organization are making an impact and find out what steps you can take to improve efforts in your area!

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Diversity Means More: Valuing individuality, promoting inclusivity

October 12th, 2020

As part of the ongoing Diversity Means More campaign, many faculty and staff have stressed the importance of inclusion and coming together, especially during uncertain times when people may feel isolated or divided. Click through to learn how you can maintain a sense of belonging in your professional life amid an era marked by social distancing and remote work environments.

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