About Equity and Inclusion at OHSU Healthcare

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the state’s only academic health center, bringing together patient care, research, education and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians. Diversity is essential to our multifaceted mission. The ability to see things from the perspective of others is the foundation of compassion and a hallmark of innovation. We believe that ethnic, gender, sexual orientation,  religious, linguistic, socioeconomic and other cultural differences add to the tapestry of diversity that enriches us as a health center. Patients and their families, employees, volunteers, students, vendors and the local community comprise our diverse constituencies.

Every employee is responsible to live the diversity promise at OHSU. This promise ensures that each employee or person visiting OHSU is accepted and welcomed, and that their background, personal differences, unique challenges and circumstances are valued. All employees are given equal consideration for all available opportunities for which they are well qualified.

OHSU is committed to cultural competence and values diverse representation in all professional capacities. We recognize that people are different, and adapt our behavior and ways of thinking to appropriately embrace those differences. We strive to do this in every encounter, with every individual, every time.