Cherry Blossoms

Terry Tempest Williams is a Utah native, writer, naturalist, activist, educator—and patient. In this twelfth dispatch, Terry reflects on our shared, strange dreams and the ephemerality of cherry blossoms.

Closing the Achievement Gap: a Key Step Towards Health Equity

The higher education achievement gap is predicted to widen as Utah’s population grows over the coming decades. Pediatricians Cheryl Yang and Rebecca Purtell share six efforts the health care community can pursue to create and promote more equitable educational, health, and future career opportunities for all children.

Commit to Confronting the Microaggressions That Are Affecting Your Learners

Microaggressions commonly occur in medical settings creating psychologically unsafe environments of learning, working, and healing. Pediatricians Reena Tam and Margie Diaz-Ochu share how clinician-educators can cultivate awareness and practical tools to create safer, braver spaces in the moment.

Common Facilitation Challenges When Process Mapping

It’s the third consecutive post in the Dojo’s summer of process mapping. Today I discuss 4 common facilitation issues LSS practitioners can avoid prior to, and during a mapping effort.

Common Mistakes When Process Mapping

It’s post 4 of 4 in the Dojo’s process mapping series, which means summer is almost over. Today’s post is a listicle of technical items to watch for in your process map.

Communicating in the Time of Coronavirus

Effective Communicator: Redux. Communication lessons for the here and now, from setting boundaries to running a meeting.

Community Standards of Trust


Where community health meets health care delivery innovation.

Confronting Our Racism with Intention and Action

Meaningful change requires intention and action. In this "One U" spinoff series, University of Utah Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leaders Mary Ann Villarreal and José Rodríguez translate powerful insights from Friday Forum national thought leaders for our local health care frontline teams.

Coping With Complexity: The Value of Palliative Care

Palliative care teams focus on treating the symptoms and stress of serious illness. Nate Wanner, Associate Medical Director of U of U Health’s Palliative Care Program, discusses how palliative care not only improves the quality of a patient’s life, but supports other clinical teams in one of the most challenging (and rewarding) parts of caring for people: having hard conversations.

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