An important component of OHSU's commitment to diversity and inclusion is increasing cultural awareness and understanding, as well as providing an inclusive, respectful and accessible environment for people from all walks of life, lived experiences, cultural backgrounds, faith, religious affiliation, philosophical beliefs or non-beliefs.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with numerous departments and advisory groups at OHSU, has created or cultivated a number of resources to help meet the institution’s diversity goals. Below is a sample of information and support available to the OHSU community.
A list of community resources, organizations and businesses in the Portland area that serve the needs of diverse, multicultural communities. We offer this Community Diversity Resource Guide for general information only and not as an endorsement or guarantee to any services or service providers listed in the guide.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion has developed a campus resource guide to foster growth while meeting the needs of a more diverse community. The Exploring Diversity at OHSU guidebook includes information about affinity and special interest groups, resources to enhance awareness, professional and personal development, recruitment and planning, prevention and reporting, as well as designated spaces for prayer, meditation and quiet reflection.
To enhance awareness around cultural and faith-based practices and events, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion created the Cultural Awareness Guide for Religious and Spiritual Accommodations. It serves as an educational resource for the myriad of religions and beliefs. While we made every effort to include all major religious holidays and practices, we realize we may have missed one that is important to you. If you would like us to consider an addition, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CultureVision is an online resource that provides information about general cultural archetypes, practices and preferences for ethnic, religious and other groups ranging from people with specific disabilities to racial groups to faith traditions from Taoism to Atheism. The tool is designed for health care but can also help support interpersonal and professional interactions across mission settings. It is free to OHSU staff, faculty and students. CultureVision can be accessed through Epic and OHSU's O2 intranet site.
The National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus has a multilingual feature, providing access to high quality health information in many languages. This new service, linked from the MedlinePlus homepage, benefits people who prefer to read consumer health information in their native language. It also helps the information professionals and health care providers who serve them.