|Submission Date||April 3, 2020|
University of Massachusetts Medical School
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.56 / 2.00||
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
Through consultation, regulation, education and collaboration, the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) and our Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD) are catalysts for building an inclusive academic health sciences center comprised of a diverse faculty, staff and student body who possess the cultural competencies necessary to serve the people of the commonwealth and the world.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
DIO provides in-person sessions, trainings, and workshop on enhancing cultural competence, particularly developing the skill sets to effectively manage a diverse population and to ensure a more comprehensive research agenda. In our education sessions, we explore topics of stereotyping in medicine, unconscious bias, and cultural humility. Students also participate in a course on the Social Determinants of Health focused on health equity: providing greater healthcare access, practicing inclusive healthcare delivery models and learning the factors that affect treatment outcomes.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: