For the School of Medicine and Public Health Community
Ensuring an Inclusive, Healthy Climate
Creating and sustaining inclusive, healthy climates requires intentional action. We have collected a variety of resources encouraging faculty to address bias and privilege; workforce diversity; empathy and respect; wellness and moments for mindfulness. Together as a team we can build a community that ensures welcoming and healthy spaces for all. Find out more about how SMPH is building community. We have included some resources that are brief snippets or what we call “Just in Time” information and the opportunity to take a “Deeper Dive” into more detailed or lengthy resources. Additional resources are available on our Developing Educators→ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Ensuring an Inclusive, Healthy, Climate.
Discusses challenges that female physicians face over the course of their careers and provides recommendations to improve gender equity and ensure that the full potential of female physicians is realized.
Authors: Renee Butkus, BA; Joshua Serchen, BA; Darilyn V. Moyer, MD; Sue S. Bornstein, MD; Susan Thompson Hingle, MD; for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians *
The Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Office leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention. Take some time to explore the Science of Diversity, and how institutions can do their part in Sustaining Diversity. Learn to mitigate the effects of Sociocultural Factors and how the NIH is Building Evidence these factors create career transition gaps.
See also the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit (link), (pdf)
Moments for Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. Below are some useful resources to help you begin your journey to mindfulness.
When people want to make an impression, most think a lot about what they want to say. Considering words account for 7% of what people will take away, while body language counts for 55%, you may want to think twice about your approach. Learn the body language of power, authority and being approachable.
University Health Services offers wellness programs in an individual or group setting to support a student’s pursuit of health mind, body, and spirit. Their programs include: healthy living consultation, nutritional counseling, meditation training, mindfulness training, authentic happiness and positive psychology programs, exercise consultation, yoga, massage, stress management, sleep management, headache treatment, and smoking cessation.
UW Health U-Connect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
These resources provide employees information about topics that can help them increase their awareness of diverse backgrounds and foster a culture of inclusion and respect among patients, employees, learners and the communities we serve.
Many of the hurdles women face at work can be categorized into four patterns of bias. By seeing these patterns, women can stop feeling like their set-backs are purely personal failings, and start to succeed at work.
Speaker: Joan C. Williams
Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business (video)