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Paying attention to the traumatic experiences endured by our underrepresented colleagues helps us practice kindness, compassion, and empathy with one another.
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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

Providing Dental Care to Patients Who are Observing Ramadan

With the month of Ramadan quickly approaching for our Muslim patients, many will want to keep up with their dental routines, so that fasting doesn’t have a negative impact on their oral health. University of Utah School of Dentistry's Arman Farhadtouski and Marcy Rogers empower their fellow providers with tips for Ramadan-friendly dental care.

Wellness Without Borders: A Blueprint for Community Engagement

Community health workers Kamaile Tripp-Harris and Princess Bombyck and medical students Wesley Allen and Silvia Soule share their event's impact on the community, how medical students and community health workers were involved, and how a coalition came together to serve their community.

Providing Culturally Responsive Care for Native Patients

Native people often face many barriers, disparities and inequities when it comes to healthcare. Family Nurse Practitioners from the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) Danielle Puri and Joshua Twitchell highlight the significance of cultural responsiveness in healthcare for Native patients and provide tips to practice.

Lessons from the Community: Trust Starts With Individuals

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.

Navigating Cultural Holidays in the Workplace

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.

Healthcare Anchor Network: Collaborative Progress for Community Health

In 2019, University of Utah Health joined the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN), a nationwide group of healthcare systems working together to tackle structural determinants of health and create equitable health outcomes. U of U Health HAN leaders RyLee Curtis and Lisa Dyson share what this partnership means for our local health system and communities.

Leveling the Playing Field to Support Medical Students

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.

Juneteenth: A Celebration for the Whole Nation

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.

Harmful Myths About Asian Americans in Medicine

Asian Americans face unique types of racism and discrimination that can make them feel invisible and out-of-place within our workspaces. By acknowledging this racism, we can take the first step to creating a more inclusive environment.

Assisting New Americans Through VR Technology

Learning how to navigate school, healthcare and more as they settle into Utah can be difficult for new Americans. Assistant Professor Milad Mozari from the division of Multi-Disciplinary Design (MDD) at the U’s College of Architecture and Planning, has been working to use virtual reality technology to support the resettlement process of Utah’s newcomers.

The BIPOC Check-in and Support Group

Well-being specialist Trinh Mai started BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of color) Check-in & Support via Zoom as a place to grieve and honor George Floyd and process ongoing racism. This is a space for employees at the U who self-identify as BIPOC to experience community, share struggles and solutions, and celebrate being who they are. Trinh and some members of the check in group share how the group started, how it has evolved and its lasting impacts.

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