DIVERSITY, equity, AND INCLUSION WE STRIVE TO FOSTER AN OPEN DIALOG ABOUT DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE SO THAT WE CAN IMPROVE HEALTH EQUITY, PREPARE OUR STUDENTS AND MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR STATE, THE NATION AND THE WORLD.

Over the past year, the U.S. has seen a dramatic rise in crimes against people of Asian heritage. The College of Public Health and Health Professions condemns all acts of racial violence and hate and we mourn the victims of these tragedies.

We call on all members of our community to join in support of our Asian-American colleagues. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is respected and valued. As current and future educators, researchers, and health providers, we must serve as advocates for change as we continue to strive toward a more just world.

For a list of resources and guides to help fight anti-Asian racism, please see this article.

–Dean Michael G. Perri

PHHP DEI spotlight

Meet Meghan Jacobsen

Click the link to read Meghan's full feature!

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Native American Heritage Month: November

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Native American Heritage Month

Click the link below to read about the history and view resources on Native American Heritage Month.

Pathways to an equitable search

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PHHP DEI COMMITTEE EFFORTS

Equity Search Guide

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is deeply invested in diversity, equity, and inclusion across the College. As one of our recent efforts, we developed this equity search guide, “Pathways to an Equitable Search,” to facilitate our search process for new faculty to join our College. This is a living document, as we are interested in continually improving and refining our process to ensure that we conduct equitable searches for new colleagues. These are guidelines and recommendations, following the best practices of the field and working in alignment with Human Resources strategies and legal expectations, that will be guided and facilitated by the equity search advisor role on each search committee.


PHHP Reflections on Pride with Dr. Matthew Masapollo

Please enjoy the PHHP DEI Pride video below, featuring Dr. Matthew Masapollo. The video was created, filmed and edited by Hillary Carter and supported by Eva Egensteiner. This effort was initiated and led for the DEI committee by Dr. Candice Adams-Mitchell.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Overview

The committee was formed in 2012 with the purpose of enhancing and promoting diversity and cultural competence.

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Members

The committee has a representative from each department, in addition to students members and staff support.

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Strategic Plan Summary

In 2020, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee developed a comprehensive strategic plan for the college and presented it to the dean, executive leadership team, and all members of the college.

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UF Health Science Center Libraries DEI Calendar

Click the link below to see the full calendar of events provided by the UF Health Science Center Libraries DEI Team.

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Resources

The University of Florida has a wealth of resources for students, faculty and staff that support a diverse learning and working environment.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program

A free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.

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