Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in our Department and Community
Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Diversity, Health Equity, & Inclusion
The University of Colorado's Department of Family Medicine holds as a core principle the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI).
We believe we grow richer as a department by making sure we have a diverse and inclusive environment - treating every human with respect. This allows us to expand our consciousness by learning from each other, encouraging new knowledge, beliefs and expanding our point of view.
We believe it helps us train more effective health professionals, teachers, and researchers.
We are committed to attracting and training individuals whose varied backgrounds empower them to provide more equitable health care for their patients and communities. Our mission is to help people be healthier.
Our vision is to be a place that models DEI throughout our own diversity and endless advocacy for social justice for our colleagues, our patients, and our community.
We are proud to share this DEI progress report with you!
Vice Chair of Diversity, Health Equity, & Inclusion - Dr. Cleveland Piggott says:
"We know diversity and health equity must be front and center in the work we do here in the department. However, turning those words into action is a lot harder. To understand where we are and where we're trying to go, it took our core team over a year to produce this report. We are proud but not satisfied. We have a long way to go and hope you'll continue this journey with us! We can't do this without you. Thank you for taking the time to read about our current state and hopes for the future. A special thanks to those of you who have carried the torch. We look forward to continued engagement!"
In Fall of 2018, newly forming Diversity and Health Equity program developed and implemented a climate survey for the Department of Family Medicine (DFM). This report describes the survey, summarizes the results, and discusses some next steps.
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