Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
We envision a division where:
- Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are recognized as core institutional values that drive decision-making, resource allocation, and the development of all policies and practices.
- Black, Indigenous and people of color and those from marginalized communities are enrolled, recruited, retained, and supported and valued as students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty in alignment with school efforts.
- Collaborative internal and external partnerships inform the emerging needs of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, faculty, and the communities in which we live and work.
Our division increases access to opportunities by:
- Developing sustainable and antiracist organizational structures to drive change and accountability in the division and in alignment with school efforts.
- Empowering inclusive, anti-oppressive and antiracist actions for students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty.
- Emphasizing the importance of diversity by promoting learning and development.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice is the shared responsibility of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty, and must be supported and guided by every member of the division.
Five Strategic Initiatives
- Increase diversity of faculty, staff and students through alignment with the school efforts on recruitment, enrollment and retention of Black, Indigenous and people of color and those from marginalized communities
- Improve experience of faculty members, staff and students who are Black, Indigenous and people of color and those from marginalized communities
- Create an inclusive environment/eliminating microaggressions/being an antiracist advocate for all faculty, staff, and students in the division
- Integrate DEI into teaching and research of faculty, staff and students in the division and in alignment with the school
- Share our Division’s skills and resources with community members and organizations to help address structural racism and other causes of inequities
- Questions regarding any of the prior events, please email email@example.com.
- Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion: Results from the Field
- African American Youth and Mental Health
- Asian Students in Academia: Conversations on Race
- Advocacy in Public Health: Closing Inequities for Latin/x Communities through Policy
- BIPOC Faculty and Staff Lunches
- Celebrate Black History! A Conversation with St. Paul’s Mayor Melvin Carter
- Celebrate Back History Trivia
- Conducting Community-Informed Cancer Research with Tribal Communities: Panel on Native-led Scholarship
- Contextual Sources of Risk and Resilience Impacting African American Communities in St. Paul and Minneapolis, A Community Engaged Program of Research
- Microaggression trainings
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
- Mobile Health Technology for Hypertension Management in Hmong and Latino Adults: Empowerment or Entrapment?
- Policing and Public Health: How Rethinking Public Safety can Shape Public Health
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – A book discussion
- Yoga for BIPOC students
Past Event Recordings
Did you miss a DEI-related event that you wish you could have attended? We do our best to record events and post to the website as they become available.
The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, and the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is committed to taking steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and become an anti-racist community.
Contact the EpiCH DEI Action Team firstname.lastname@example.org