Committees dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion:
- Health Equity & Anti-Racism (HEAR) committee: HEAR is a residency-specific committee made up of faculty, residents, and staff, dedicated to teaching diversity, anti-racism and health equity education within residency training.
HEAR Vision: Every UW family medicine resident, staff and faculty will be a role model, educator, and leader in transforming healthcare to achieve health equity.
HEAR Mission: To achieve our vision, we leverage our program’s core values:
- Residency Growth: Accepting, analyzing, and challenging our implicit biases and privileges.
- Social Justice: Understanding social and historical constructs that contribute to institutional racism. Building skills to dismantle or enhance structures as needed to achieve health equity.
- Scholarship: Creating and disseminating knowledge that unpacks systems of oppression.
- Collaboration: Building intentional relationships and networks so all voices can be seen, heard, and valued. Utilizing the large UW network to amplify anti-oppression work.
- Supportive Work Environment: Creating an anti-racist workplace where all faculty, residents and staff can succeed to their fullest potential.
- Family Medicine Identity: Harnessing the revolutionary power of family medicine to create a healthcare system that centers on marginalized communities, thereby meeting and exceeding the needs of all people.
- UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF): NURF is a UW-wide organization with Family Medicine resident representation and leadership.
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee: JEDI is a UW Family Medicine Department-wide committee with representatives from residency faculty, residents and staff. The committee supports anti-racism and works to create belonging for all.