Workforce Diversity & Health Equity
Developing a diverse workforce and advancing health equity are essential to improving access to high-quality care for underserved populations and increasing the innovation of health research. That's why we created a dedicated team to collect and share findings of workforce diversification and health equity assessments to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
A diverse healthcare and health research workforce is better positioned to be responsive to the cultural values, beliefs, and practices of the communities served, and provide equitable, respectful, and linguistically appropriate care. Advancing health equity helps to reduce preventable differences in patient health outcomes and ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
The IHPI Workforce Diversity & Health Equity team focuses on ways to increase innovation and research through diverse leadership and create health equity-driven health and healthcare policies.
To get involved, contact Emma Steppe.
The Workforce Diversity & Health Equity initiative at IHPI focuses on ways to increase innovation and research through diverse leadership and create health equity-driven health and healthcare policies. In this video, members of the initiative share the latest progress from its three workgroups: Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Career Advancement & Leadership Development, and Inequities in Care Delivery at Michigan Medicine.
Workforce Diversity & Health Equity Network
Launched in 2020, the network includes several ongoing workgroups that are researching different aspects of workforce diversity and health equity at U-M and Michigan Medicine. IHPI members interested in these separate but intersecting topics are welcome to join the Workforce Diversity & Health Equity Research Network. Contact Emma Steppe for more information or to join today!
They experience higher rates of sexual harassment, cyber incivility and negative workplace climate, which impacts mental health
Ebbin Dotson, Ph.D, MHSA, assistant professor at the School of Public Health, reflects on why it is important to cultivate leadership diversity within healthcare organizations and why he joined the Workforce Diversity Committee.