We hope this page provides you with the necessary resources to continue learning about diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA). First, highlighted are the four focus areas that the DEIA team prioritizes in our work; institutionalized diversity, equity and inclusion, workforce development, community engagement, and research, evaluation, and dissemination. Following these categories are a list of resources to deepen your understanding of DEIA.
Academy of Medical Educators Grand Rounds - The Myth of Meritocracy: How our selection processes perpetuate inequity and steps we can take to rectify it
A Health Equity Guide for Healthcare Transformation and Accountability
AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) - Advocacy Page
UCHealth's upstander training which is located here: Being an Upstander
Health Equity in Action Lab (HEAL) - Foundations in Equity Certificate Program
The following documents are a few that have helped shaped the work for the DEIA team:
Videos that help build your understanding of DEIA:
The DFM Social Justice Book Club was started in the Spring 2020 in the midst of the most recent wave of social unrest triggered by George Floyd's murder and longstanding racial injustice.
The purpose of the book club is for participants to explore diverse perspectives, interrogate their own beliefs about equity and inclusion, and to foster discussion in the DFM about how we can be champions for social justice.
Through books, podcasts, movies, and other media we will be learning about many aspects of diversity including race and ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexuality, and more. A sample of media covered so far includes: "How to Be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi, the podcast "Seeing White", and the film "Crip Camp".
Virtual book club sessions occur every 6-8 weeks with multiple meeting times per topic.
Want to join? Contact Gilbert Achay, email@example.com to be added to the email listserv to receive session invitations.
Book Club Facilitators
We are in need of additional facilitators! You are welcome to help facilitate one session or all the sessions or anything in between. Time commitment for this role would involve approximately 2-2.5 hours per session, which includes the session time itself as well as the necessary prep time. If you interested, please contact Gilbert Achay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming DFM Book Club Session Dates/Times
Materials for the June book club discussion:
https://hcpf.colorado.gov/sites/hcpf/files/HCPF%20Maternal%20Health%20Equity%20Report_April%202023.pdf (49 pages) – (30 min read)
Reading for August