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, please contact Emilee Coulter-Thompson, Dr.P.H., L.M.S.W.
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.
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.