Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Students from Urban Native Education Alliance ClearSky Program
Students from Urban Native Education Alliance ClearSky Program visit the School of Public Health on July 14 2023 to learn more about public health and SPH academic programs with 7 Directions Public Health Institute Director Dr Myra Parker (HSPop) and Dr. Victoria Gardner (Office of the Dean). Also shown Steven Nez, EDI Team GSA. Photo credit: Tee Benally MPH 2023 (Dine/White Mountain Apache)

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. 

Students, staff and faculty in the UW School of Public Health (SPH) are invited to take part in SPH affinity groups, which are one way among many that our School aims to address racism. Affinity groups help build community, increase safety in dialogue, and provide moral support and positivity.   

We currently have three groups that meet each month—the Black Affinity Group, the non-Black People of Color Affinity Group, and the White Accountability Group. If you want to learn more and are affiliated with the School of public health, please login to our intranet page: https://depts.washington.edu/sphnet/sph-affinity-groups/.

Universal Anti-Racism Training (UART) is a two-part series (1A&1B) designed to help staff and faculty at the School of Public Health to improve their knowledge of race and racism and learn skills that promote anti-racism in our field. 

2020-2022 Training Outcomes

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YEAR ONE (2020-2021)

YEAR TWO (2021-2022)

The University of Washington School of Public Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee (SPHEDIC) is a school-wide governing body that works to foster a diverse,  inclusive, welcoming, engaging, supportive, and intellectually stimulating learning environment for all at the school. 

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is an enrichment program designed to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of underrepresented students and prepares them for a successful matriculation into health profession schools.