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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Why EDI Education is Important

The University of Utah Health community offers opportunities and resources that aim to eradicate bias in health care and eliminate the resultant health disparities. Education on equity, diversity, and inclusion can help improve health outcomes for all patients. The education resources provided below focus on creating equity among historically marginalized groups (i.e. Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, Latinx, Southeast Asians, LGBTQ+ community, differently abled and disabled people, women, and other excluded populations).

Upcoming EDI Education Sessions




 Presenter (s)

February 2024 Black History Month  - Register for Events Various Speakers
February 14, 2024 Incarceration as Reproductive Oppression - Register for the Session Jasmin Charles, MPAS
February 22, 2024 Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) and Child Welfare - Register for the Session Rebecca Seltzer, MD, MHS
March 6, 2024 Pediatric Orthopedic Bracing and Prosthetics - Register for the Session

Roger Tingey, CPO

James Knackstedt, CPO

March 18 - 22, 2024 Women's Week - Register for Event Various Speakers
March 27, 2024 What to Do When Someone Tests Positive for HIV - Register for the Session  Adam Spivak, MD, FACP
May 15, 2024 Wheelchairs - The Importance of On-Time Mobility for Children - Register for the Session Scott Jerome, MPT, CPSI
June 21, 2024 Addressing Racial Bias in OBGYN Healthcare - Register for the Session Krystal Bramwell, MD


Project ECHO: Addressing Racism in Nursing


First & Third Wednesday of the month
1 - 2:30 pm MST
Zoom Link

In 2022, the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing of the American Nursing Association partnered with Project ECHO to create a unique educational endeavor: Addressing Racism in Nursing. Over the course of eight 90-minute sessions, this recurring series aims to increase knowledge about how racism “shows up” in the profession and in healthcare, and what skills are needed to confront systemic racism; thus empowering nurses to become allies.


Past EDI Education Sessions




 Presenter (s)

Spring - Fall 2023 Autism 101 - Videos Various
May 1, 2023 Enhancing the Patient Experience with Cultural Competency -Video  Sheila Sconiers, M.Ed
March 31, 2023 Addressing Historical Trauma and Culturally Driven Approaches - Video Racheal Holiday, MPH
February 9, 2023 Coming Out of the Margins: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Complex Social Systems - Video  Kirsten Simonton, MD 
February 10, 2022 Indian Child Welfare Act- Video  Alisa Lee, Utah DCFS, Heather Tanana
November 19, 2020 Racism as an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) - Video  Michelle Vo, MD, Katie Gradick, MD, Reena Tam, MD, Mauricio Laguan, Manager for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion



Short film: Meet Me Where I Am

In this 11 minute video, a patient at University of Utah Health's Intensive Outpatient Clinic rewrites his story with help from compassionate providers.