Director of community engagement RyLee Curtis, Pharmacy resident Caitlyn Blake, and Informatics Pharmacist David ElHalta share how a project to increase cultural responsiveness took an unexpected turn.
Acknowledging and respecting cultural holidays has become an essential aspect of fostering inclusivity and strengthening employee engagement. U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics Chief Operating Officer Gina Hawley shares valuable insights on how leaders can navigate conversations about cultural holidays and create a supportive environment for their team members.
Navigating the complex terrain of leadership involves fostering a workplace where team members flourish, but the path isn't always clear. Clare Lemke and Sheila Sconiers, Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) consultants on the Organizational Development team, share how you can create a culture of belonging on your team, and how your EDI Consultant can help you do it.
As physician shortages continue to leave rural, remote, and indigenous populations without access to quality care, director of education research Candace Chow and physician Juliana Simonetti partner to level the playing field for med students from underserved communities. Their new program, PROMIS2U, empowers these future practitioners by providing them with unprecedented academic support.
It’s clear that equity, diversity and inclusion need to be a part of every workplace conversation. So how do leaders start the conversation—and keep it going? Senior nursing director Rita Aguilar shares how her team incorporates discussions of diversity and inclusion into their everyday work—and why those discussions are so important to the care we provide.
Understanding a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) is necessary to provide quality, consistent and compassionate care to all of our patients. Gastroenterologist and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine John Inadomi explains why a focus on SOGI is needed.
For the past six years, mindfulness, professional well-being, equity and inclusion expert Trinh Mai has served as a contributor and core member of Accelerate’s editorial team. Now, as she charts a new path, we reflect with profound gratitude on everything she has taught us.
Accurate, self-reported race and ethnicity data is necessary to create visibility of health disparities, provide inclusive care, and improve equity of health outcomes. Redwood Health Center’s Patient Relations Specialist Nichole Misner shares how to respectfully discuss this needed health information with patients.
Juneteenth is a celebration for the whole nation, a time to recognize our freedom and what unites us as Americans. Chief medical officer and founder of the non-profit, Black Physicians of Utah, Richard Ferguson discusses the history of the event, what it means to him personally and gives tips on how we can honor and celebrate Juneteenth.
University of Utah Black Cultural Center’s Meligha Garfield and Sara Cody share insights on celebrating Juneteenth respectfully and emphasize the importance of understanding its history to avoid misappropriation.
When patients or family members use discriminatory language, it can be hard to know the next steps. Nursing Director Gigi Austria and EDI Consultant Sheila Sconiers offer practical steps to address discrimination at the bedside.
Transgender and gender diverse patients face systemic discrimination in our broader society and inequitable access to needed care. Ariel Malan, program coordinator and Andy Rivera, volunteer for Utah’s Transgender Health Program, share how to create an inclusive care environment for this vulnerable population focused on trust and respect.