Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
HPM Anti-Racism Practice Committee Charge
The charge of the ARPC is to provide guidance, resources, and advocacy to foster inclusion and culture change across the division of Health Policy and Management (HPM) and beyond. One of the main goals of this committee is to support accountability through action planning and routine assessment to guide the Division’s continuing efforts to promote policies that promote equity, inclusion, and a culture of openness and transparency. This will be accomplished by proposing recommendations, providing a clearinghouse of curated resources, and advocating for student and staff voices in HPM. The committee acknowledges the historical legacy of oppression across academic institutions, particularly in Public Health spaces, which have systematically ignored and delegitimized BIPOC students. It is the aim of this committee to leverage its members’ contributions to bring awareness and action for the promotion of social justice and equity within HPM and beyond. The committee is equally composed of faculty, staff, and students, with the leadership reflecting both faculty and staff.
Statement of Responsibility
The Antiracism Practice Committee, on behalf of the Division of Health Policy and Management (HPM) in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health (SPH), apologizes for all harms that Black, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American, Latinx and other people of color, among staff, students and faculty have experienced. As our committee works to implement anti-racism policies and practices in the Division of Health Policy and Management, we recognize that an important first step of antiracist organizational change is to take responsibility for the Division’s participation in racism and acknowledge who has benefited and who has been harmed. This statement represents this critical first action step.
View the Antiracism Practice Committee Statement of Responsibility (PDF)
HPM Bias Reporting Tool
The Division of Health Policy & Management (HPM) embraces the diversity of students, faculty, and staff, honors the inherent dignity of each individual, and welcomes their unique cultural, socioeconomic, and religious experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. We all benefit from a diverse living and learning environment, and the sharing of differences in ideas, experiences, and beliefs help us shape our own perspectives.
If you are a witness to or experience bias in HPM, defined for this purpose as an action which fails to respect diversity, we want to hear from you. Please use this HPM Bias Reporting Tool to share any comments, suggestions, or feedback about structural or systemic racism, gender or religious bias, or other biases within HPM. The form can include your contact information or be anonymous, depending on your preference.
You can also report bias to the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the School of Public Health, or you use the U of M Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN).
The ARPC has established four initial workgroups to address several priorities that were identified through the input of HPM students, staff and faculty. The committee will advance to additional objectives from a list of nearly 40 actions after first progressing the highest priorities. Our current workgroups are focusing on the following themes:
- Group 1: Training/Assessment
- Group 2: Reporting mechanisms and accountability
- Group 3: Articulation of expectations and apology
- Group 4: Infrastructure, hiring, and distribution of resources
Janette Dill, PhD
Stuart Grande, PhD
ARPC Updates – Oct. 2022
ARPC News – May 2022
ARPC News – Dec. 2021
ARPC Updates – Sept. 2021
ARPC News – May 2021
Statement in Response to the Murder of Duante Wright April – 2021
Support and Solidarity with our Asian Community Members – March 2021
Support During Chauvin Trial – March 2021
Response to Attack on Capitol – Jan. 2021
ARPC News – Dec. 2020
HPM Anti-Racism/DEI Actions Taken – Oct. 2020
Academic Program DEI Plans and Reports
In addition to division-wide actions through ARPC, HPM academic programs are also engaging in program-level diversity, equity and inclusion work.
- PHAP Anti-Racism Plan (PDF)
- MHA DEI Progress Report (PDF)