Ultimately, we are collaborators. We work with others outside our office across the medical school and University, as well as our clinical and community partnerships, to connect the dots and ensure we are addressing issues of inequities, bias and discrimination in our clinical programs, recruiting, curriculum and research. The following programs, centers, groups and committees also offer a variety of resources and connection points for faculty, staff and learners.
HOPE Commission is an acknowledgment that M Health Fairview must improve itself to produce more equitable health care outcomes for all of our patients. Commissioners Dr. Taj Mustapha, Diane Tran, and Dr. Christopher Warlick serve as executive champions to engage our joint clinical enterprise in creating an equitable culture, practices and outcomes.
Twin Cities & Duluth Diversity Offices
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works to ensure that all University faculty, staff and students have access and equal opportunities to enjoy campus life. UReturn, a division of the DRC, serves all University employees with any disability or medical condition requiring accommodations or workstation adjustments. Disability Resources at the U of M Duluth works to create an inclusive environment for all students by providing accommodations, empowering students to become self-advocates and by educating the campus community.
The U of M Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP) is a grassroots systemwide community of faculty and staff who meet monthly via Zoom to develop and leverage personal, professional, and technical expertise, effectively creating innovative strategies that ensure successful implementation of equity and diversity goals at the U of M.
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) works to transform the University of Minnesota by enhancing the visibility and productivity of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and community scholars. Resources include: faculty research grants; sponsorship of symposia and lectures; faculty workshops; mentorship; and professional development opportunities for junior American-Indian faculty and faculty of color.