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Being an ally means coming with your whole self and dismissing any preconceived notions that you may have about a person. When you bring your whole self, you are also able to embrace the whole self of somebody who's different than you.
Garrett Harding

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Evolving EDI: Facing Challenges, Fostering Change

In an era where equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are paramount for organizations striving for meaningful change, the challenges of prioritizing and advancing EDI initiatives have come to the forefront. Experienced EDI professionals William Smith and Katty Youd share valuable insights on the challenges and strategies involved in advancing EDI initiatives, from fostering trust and facilitating conversations to navigating cultural shifts and institutional support.

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.

Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work

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.

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.

How to Get In the Habit of Talking About Diversity

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.

Knowing Patients Means Better Care

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.

Build Affirming Health Care Spaces to Prevent Suicide with LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ youth are at significantly higher risk for suicide and suicidal thoughts, and parents and providers need to know how to help. Pediatric psychologist Jessica Robnett and Transgender Program Coordinator Ariel Malan share best practices to care for this population.

Juneteenth: A Day of Hope and Celebration

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.

How to Have Hard Conversations About Race and Ethnicity with Patients

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: 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.

Best Practices for Transgender and Gender Diverse Care

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.