Diversity and Inclusion in Health Policy and Management

For the second year, the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) hosted a mentoring breakfast during the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). HPM professor Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, co-led the event with members of the Alliance of Women Alzheimer’s Researchers. Read more here.

Diversity is not tolerance for difference but inclusion of those who are not the majority. It should not be measured as a count or a fraction–that is somehow demeaning. Success at maintaining diversity would be when we no longer ask if we are diverse enough, because it has become the norm, not remarkable.” – Anonymous HPM student, in response to student survey.

Inclusivity is one of five values that define the culture of the Department of Health Policy and Management.

The value of inclusivity promotes a diverse staff, faculty, and student body who feel fully welcome. It also promotes caring about each other as human beings and benefiting from everyone’s talents.

HPM Committee on Diversity and Inclusion – The documents posted at this link reflect the department’s ideas about diversity and plans for implementing strategies to promote inclusivity in all areas of department life. Includes meeting notes, policy and planning documents.

Student Resource List for Diversity and Inclusion

The following are some of the extensive campus resources that promote inclusion and education for a diverse UNC community:

From the SPH Office of Student Affairs:

UNC Resources:

Accessiblity:

Graduate Student Parents:

UNC Global:

Veterans:

SAFE at UNC  – Portal for UNC community for resources and information about discrimination, harassment, etc.


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