Diversity and Inclusion
HPM Diversity Spotlight
Mayra Alvarez, MHA '05, is a member the Biden-Harris Administration's new COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations for addressing health inequities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future. Alvarez is currently President of The Children’s Partnership, a California advocacy organization working to advance child health equity.Read This Story
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.
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:
- Inclusive Excellence initiative
- Diversity Outreach, Recruitment and Programs
- Minority Health Conference
- International Student Welcome Guide
- Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
- University Office for Diversity and Inclusion
- Carolina Women’s Center
- Diversity and Student Success (UNC Graduate School)
- Institute of African American Research
- LGBTQ Center
Graduate Students who are Parents:
SAFE at UNC – Portal for UNC community for resources and information about discrimination, harassment, etc.