The School of Medicine Offices of Diversity and Equity and Faculty Development are proud to host a virtual panel discussion with Hispanic leaders who want to bring awareness on the importance of speaking more than one language as providers, administrators, researchers and students in an academic medical center. Panelists will speak to the importance of speaking more than one language and the importance of facilitating language concordance of patients and families in delivery of services. Language and level of literacy is also important in research and outreach services to increase access to care, service, and clinical trials. Click the link above to learn more details.
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Wednesday, Oct. 12, noon - 1 p.m.
- CDI has created a Diversity Action Plan, curates resources around diversity and health, and supports and maintains committees and employee groups that are working to foster diversity and inclusion within the OHSU community.
- The SoM is committed to increasing the diversity of its student body for those from rural environments, under-represented racial groups and those who have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity; increasing diversity among our faculty ranks; and supporting learners, faculty and staff with resources and an inclusive culture.
- View this site to learn more about diversity focused partnerships, services and initiatives.
- The School of Medicine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan 2021 - 2025 reflects the moral imperative and commitment to become an anti-racist institution. The plan charts the school's contribution to, and alignment with, institutional efforts, in areas that are within the school's purview, including recruitment, retention, advancement and support of faculty, students, trainees and staff who are under-represented in medicine and biomedical science.
- View the site to learn more about the goals, objectives and tactics that make up the strategic plan.
- The Inclusive Language Guide was compiled by a cross-campus project team and shaped by input from nearly 300 OHSU members to provides guidance for communicators on describing race and ethnicity; immigration status; gender and sexual orientation and ability; as well as direct statements about respectful and disrespectful language.
- The Fact Book, updated yearly, provides details about the breakdown of students, faculty, and staff by race/ethnicity and gender, as well as the numbers of underrepresented minorities across the various OHSU schools.
- To see how OHSU compares to the rest of Oregon and other U.S. medical schools, you may want consult outside data sources, such as the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Health Analytics Health Care Workforce Reporting site, or the AAMC Data & Reports resource.
- Among the tasks of the NNACOE is to address the health care needs of all people by increasing Native American voice in the U.S. health professions workforce. Current and prospective faculty are encouraged to learn more about these initiatives, including faculty development efforts and the Wy'east Post Baccalaureate Pathway.
- The goal of this program is to provide junior faculty with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepares them to become academic faculty members. Specifically, it aims to increase the number of under-represented-in-medicine trainees in OHSU GME programs who go on to become OHSU faculty members, and then support the development of their academic portfolio toward promotion and tenure.
- The focus of OHSU PREP is to recruit and train Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) postbacs for an intensive, mentored research experience with the goal to prepare them for pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical research.
- Learn more about participating faculty, and share the application details with prospective learners.
- The OHSU Transgender Health Program provides safe, comprehensive, affirming health care for the transgender and gender nonconforming communities. Learn more about services provided as part of this program, opportunities to volunteer, and much more.
- The Gender Equity in Academic Health and Medicine Committee (previously WAHM) was established as a standing committee of the School of Medicine in 1993 to address issues of concern that affect women faculty including career advancement, career satisfaction, participation by women on decision-making bodies at OHSU, pay equity, discrimination, and parenting and schedule flexibility issues. Learn more about the successes of the committee, resources for women at OHSU that GEAHM has compiled, and the annual Leadership Conference.
- The Diversity Mentorship program is currently recruiting OHSU physician mentors in all areas and specialties.
- If you are an OHSU physician who would like to mentor a medical student from a diverse or under-represented background, please contact Leslie Garcia, email@example.com.
Inclusion Ambassadors Program
- The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is developing an ambassador program in which key individuals in each work group will serve as collaborators to support continued learning opportunities for employees, share tools and best practices, and provide feedback. The Inclusion Ambassadors Program is an important part of the Unconscious Bias Campus-wide Initiative because ambassadors will help foster understanding beyond the initial two-hour training by ensuring learning becomes part of day-to-day work culture. Learn more by contacting CDI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-494-5657.
- This facilitated discussion is designed to prepare one to take constructive action in the face of comments and/or behaviors that communicate harmful bias, and will provide one with skills for managing and coping with instances when the culture of respect is not honored.
- For questions or to schedule a training: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,email@example.com or Andrea Cedfeldt, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Designed for physicians and other health care professionals, the Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts provides guidance and promotes a deeper understanding of equity-focused, first-person language and why it matters.
- The Anti-racism in Medicine Collection within MedEdPORTAL provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education.
- CultureVision, an online resource, 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 including Taoism and Atheism. Akin to a Wikipedia of culture, the tool is specially designed for health care but can help support interpersonal and professional interactions across mission settings. CultureVision is created by Cook Ross, Inc., creators of the OHSU Unconscious Bias curriculum. You can read more about CultureVision on the OHSU blog.
- Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff. To access for free, navigate from O2 (under the Healthcare tab) or from Epic.
- This initiative intends to develop the learning environment to improve engagement, achievement, and motivation. As Conway et al explain, "Students are motivated to learn in positive environments and when they feel respected" (2011). Educators need to understand their learners' diverse cultural identity and use it to enrich everyone's education.
- Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff.
- The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) publishes a very helpful newsletter that includes resources, funding opportunities, and details about upcoming events and learning opportunities related to minority health. Linked to above is an example of the Weekly Newsletter distributed on September 20, 2020. Enter your email next to the "Receive Updates" icon to subscribe yourself.
- School of Medicine Diversity and Equity maintains a list of resources and best practices, which includes information about OHSU programs, strategies for recruitment, retention and partnerships within a DEI lens, as well as other anti-racism tools.
- OHSU's Search Advocate Program model is adapted from Oregon State University's Search Advocate Program. Search Advocates are trained external search committee members who promote equity by serving as equity-centered advisors of the search and selection process. Search Advocates at OHSU undergo a 16-hour training course before becoming a member of the search advocates team. Additionally, each member receives ongoing coaching and guidance as they navigate preparations to serve in a search committee.
- Use the link above to learn more about program, and how to request a Search Advocate for your own hiring search, or to register to be a Search Advocate yourself.
- OHSU has joined the national Creating a Culture of Respect and Inclusion Collaborative Project, a two-year multi-institutional effort to improve the quality of the healthcare environment for patients, providers and healthcare teams. The first project is the Stepping-In for Respect training, which is recruiting facilitators from each department.
- Stepping-In will enhance the School of Medicine's Active Bystander Intervention training, by using scripted, filmed scenarios based on actual experiences involving disrespect in an academic medicine setting.
- For questions: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,email@example.com or Andrea Cedfeldt, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
- This quarterly series focused on issues generated by and important to the transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) community. It aims to educate healthcare audiences about TGD communities in order to eliminate disparities, promote equity, facilitate healing and increase visibility.
- 2022/23 Schedule:
- July 27, 2022 - Activism and Advocacy: Strategies to Respond to Anti-Trans Policies and Practices
- October 26, 2022 - Mental Health Care in TGD Communities: From Historical Harms to Healing
- January 25, 2023 - Body Image, Eating Disorders and Weight: TGD Community Perspectives on Dysphoria, Dysmorphia, and Health at Every Size
- April 26, 2023 - Beyond DE-transition: Community Perspectives on Gender Fluidity and Expansiveness
- All sessions are virtual from noon to 1 p.m.
- To build a diverse and inclusive community, OHSU launched a campus-wide initiative in January 2018 led by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The first step is an engaging, thought-provoking course that teaches the nature of bias, its function in individuals and groups, and how awareness can lead to overcoming biases so that everyone can bring their strengths, skills and experiences to catalyze learning, discovery and healing. Work groups are encouraged to take the training together to strengthen diversity and inclusion within their respective units. To get started, fill out an inquiry form.
- Time: Two hours
- Cost: Free to OHSU employees
- Webinar: "The Lack of Diversity in the US Physician and Cardiology Workforce is a National Emergency", by Dr. Quinn Capers
- AAMC Women Faculty of Color Toolkits
- Podcast: The DEI Shift
- Oregon Rural Health Association Rural Health Disparities
- County Health Rankings Oregon Data
Upcoming OHSU events
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's events calendar provides opportunities for professional development and promotes cultural awareness and employee engagement to further enhance the community of inclusion at OHSU.
- Time: Variable
- Cost: Most lectures and events are free
Previous OHSU events
Anti-racism Research Town Halls
- May 16: Diversity Efforts at the NIH, Ericka Boone, director, NIH Division of Loan Repayment; acting director, NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (Watch recording)
- Jan. 31: Updates on Center of Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) activities, Derick Du Vivier (Watch recording)
- Oct. 25: Paying a risk tax, climbing the glass cliff: how racism limits careers and what we can do about it, Christy Glass (Watch recording)
- Aug. 2: Lessons learned from the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Taskforce of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study, Bonnie Nagel (Watch recording)
- June 28: The journey from perceived allyship to true anti-racism, Brittany Bryant (Watch recording)
- May 24: Active bystander training, Leslie Garcia and Andrea Cedfelt (Watch recording)
- April 26: Racial, Equity, and Inclusion Center (Part II): How does it work?, Antoinette Foster and Letisha Wyatt (Watch recording)
- March 8: Racial, Equity and Inclusion Center (part 1): What is it?, Antoinette Foster and Letisha Wyatt (Watch recording)
- February 8: Addressing the History of Racism in Research to Build an Anti-Racist Future, Meghan Mannello, MS, CGC & Puneet Rai, MS, CGC (Watch recording)
- January 11: Anti-racism in the research environment, Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas (Watch recording)
- November 2: I Don't Know How to Talk about That: Preparing for Conversations about Race, Crystal Roberts, J.D., (Watch recording)
Addressing Racism in Academic Medicine with Dr. David A. Acosta
- March 18: David A. Acosta, M.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, examined and reflected on the landscape that brought us to where we are today in academic medicine and what stands before us in 2021, described some of the manifestations of systemic racism in academic medicine, and explored what innovative ways the AAMC is planning to assist leaders in academic medicine in addressing systemic racism in our institutions. (Watch recording - OHSU login required)
- June 23, 2020: Health Impacts of Identity Bias, Trauma, and Violence: Intersections between Identity and Health Impacts of Domestic and Sexual Violence: Dr. Kali Cyrus, MD MPH (Watch recording).
- July 28, 2020: Supporting Immigrants, Refugees, and Latinx Survivors: Anh Vu (IRCO) & Immigration and Law: Sarah Purce (Catholic Charities) (Watch recording).
- Aug. 25, 2020: Supporting Indigenous Survivors: Annie Forsman-Adams (WomenSpirit Coalition) (Watch recording)
- Nov. 3, 2020: Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Survivors: Dr. Gene de Haan, MD (they/them/theirs) (Watch recording).
To learn more about CAP, visit ohsu.edu/cap
Additional events and webinars
School of Medicine Diversity and Equity provides a monthly update of upcoming DEI and anti-racism related events and observances.