Workforce Diversity
Committed to Diversity

Michigan Medicine is committed to diversifying our workforce and providing DEI-related education and engagement opportunities for faculty and staff.

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Faculty and Staff Programs
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Faculty and House Officer Programs

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion provides educational offerings to faculty and house officers, as well as opportunities to recruit and mentor students, inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Learn about house officer and faculty and programs
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Resource Groups

Member-led resource groups provide feedback to Michigan Medicine leadership and catalyze efforts to drive innovation and make workplace culture more inclusive, engaged, productive and aligned to support strategic goals.

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DEI Leads

Every Michigan Medicine department has a DEI Lead who promotes diversity and DEI-related events, engages in DEI trainings, and implements inclusivity measures within their departments.

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Initiatives and Funding Opportunities
Group of diverse office workers seated at table DEI 1.0

Michigan Medicine has been diligent in its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The completion of the five-year strategic plan has furthered the process of shifting the climate of DEI at Michigan Medicine.

  • Learn more about DEI 1.0
  • Man with child looking through photo album Innovation Grants

    Since 2017, the Phyllis M. Blackman Innovation Grants have been used as a catalyst to support DEI-related programs and initiatives at the departmental level.

  • Learn about Innovation Grants
  • Upcoming DEI Events
    Health Professions Education Day 2024
    Health Professions Education (HPE) Day is an annual event that brings together faculty, health care professionals, students and staff from the 10 health science schools across the University of Michigan’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to share best practices for health professions education, interprofessional education and innovation in health professions education.
    Moving from Awareness to Action: Creating an Anti-Racist Agenda for Healthcare
    This panel and discussion is part of a day-long symposium on equity and healthcare, “We Make the Road By Walking: Advancing a Health Equity Movement.” This session will focus on brainstorming and identifying concrete strategies and action steps to develop an anti-racist agenda for healthcare based on this call to action from Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse.
    We make the road by walking: Advancing a health equity movement
    Two international thought leaders in anti-racism and health--Dr Camara Phyllis Jones and Dr. Chandra Ford--will be in public conversation for the first time here at the University of Michigan. In an historic event, these two luminaries will help us navigate the question of “how is racism operating here?” through a rich discussion about risk, fear, cultivating an ethic, and the insufficiency of naming the problem alone.
    Charting a Critical Course for the Study of Racial Health Inequities
    This “fireside” discussion will bring together scholars, including Dr. Ryan Petteway and Dr. Monica McLemore, to speak on two major issues in the public health literature on racial health inequities that challenge our ability as a field to maintain an evidence base to support change.
    Addressing Food Insecurity through Partnership with the Farm at Trinity
    This talk will cover collecting Michigan Medicine data regarding food insecurity and how we partnered with the Farm at Trinity to provide 50 families with fresh vegetables and fruit for 36 weeks.
    KEYNOTE: The Mile-High Vantage Point for Healthcare Equity: The Business Case for Equitable Care Delivery
    Panel- How do we maintain the bottom line and still hold healthcare equity as a priority?
    Economic Inequality: Our Divided Society the Growing Gap and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
    Learn the social and cultural costs of our economic inequality, and ways to advocate for a more equal society.
    KEYNOTE: Putting Patients at the Center of Healthcare Equity
    Panel discussion with leaders in our patient service areas that will address the question "How do we center the patient at the heart of healthcare equity?
    Bridging the Gap: Healthcare Equity Consult Service Ambulatory Care Expansion Project
    During this session we will provide a brief summary on the work of the Healthcare Equity Consult Service to date and the planned expansion into Ambulatory Care