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To be an ally is to listen and to let someone feel seen. By listening, you help that person feel validated. And, you might just learn something along the way.
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The Dignity of Identity

Everybody deserves the dignity of being called by their chosen name and having their correct pronouns used. Organizational Development’s Sheila Sconiers and Clare Lemke, along with the Transgender Health Program’s Jessica Stahle, share the importance of pronouns, how to use them in patient care, and what to do if you make a mistake.

Addressing Discrimination at the Bedside

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.

MLK Week 2023: Choose Love Over Hate

In honor of MLK Week, join the University of Utah community as they host a series of events exploring the reverend’s complex ideas on the meaning of love, and together we’ll examine the strength needed to choose it when faced with hatred and division.

How to Respond with Compassion when Someone is Hurt by Racism

Racism isn’t something that happens “somewhere else.” Mindfulness educators and social workers Trinh Mai and Jean Whitlock facilitated an interracial dialogue on talking about race and racism to learn from local lived experiences. Here they share a scenario reflecting common dynamics and give recommendations for a compassionate and constructive response.

Native American Perspectives on Thanksgiving

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian provides a wealth of perspectives often absent in American history textbooks and mainstream culture. Here are five curated favorites from the comprehensive collection filled with artwork and stories worth sharing.

Lessons from the Community: Building Trust

Director of community engagement, RyLee Curtis, shares how we’re partnering with communities to build a new learning and health campus, and what we can apply now, even before construction starts

Be Mindful and Educate Yourself: Black Patient Voices

The crises of Covid-19 and police brutality have highlighted systemic racial inequity in the United States and the need to consciously dismantle the forces that cause racial health disparities. PA students Scarlett Reyes and Jocelyn Cortez brought together Black patients at the University of Utah to share their experiences. Their advice: build cultural competence and be mindful of microaggressions.

MEDiversity Week: Securing Health Equity for All

This year’s MEDiversity Week theme, “Securing Health Equity for All,” will explore how University of Utah Health can develop policies, practices, and programs that move us closer to the goal of eliminating health disparities.

A People-First Approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Chief Human Resources Officer Sarah Sherer shares how Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources is working to integrate a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion at the individual, team and system-level.

How to Implement Age-Friendly Care

No matter how old your patient is, practicing age-friendly care is important to help people meet their health goals. Geriatrician Tim Farrell guides us through age-friendly care and shares how everyone can start implementing age-friendly care practices.

Building Health Literacy: What is Health Insurance?

After hearing feedback from community groups, University of Utah Health Plans Community Outreach team are taking an active role in educating underserved communities about health insurance through short videos, available in 11 languages.

Addressing Discrimination With Your Team

After receiving feedback from an employee survey, Community Clinics Environmental Services Director Jess Rivera pulled her team together to address workplace discrimination. She shares insights from her journey to break down barriers and create a safe, inclusive work environment for all.