Inclusive Excellence

At the Gillings School, we understand the critical need for intentional diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. We welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives, and we maintain a welcoming, supportive educational and workplace climate for all our students, staff and faculty members. Through purposeful and targeted efforts, outlined in our Inclusive Excellence Action Plan, our goal is for all students, faculty and staff members alike to be adequately equipped to advocate for inclusive excellence in their phenomenal work in North Carolina, the United States and throughout the world. This will be achieved through the provision of educational trainings and workshops, broadening access to individuals from disenfranchised populations and critical examination and adjustment of exclusionary policies and practices.

The Intersection of Global Health and Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series presents "Five years from now, who will be setting the global health agenda?"

Dr. Anu Kumar, President & CEO of Ipas, has served in a non-profit executive position for 20 years and as CEO for four years. Ipas is an international non-profit organization with offices in 16 countries and work in many more. Dr. Kumar will reflect on what global health organizations can and should do to decolonize global health and how we need to rethink the ways we are training global health practitioners in the U.S. to work locally and globally in public health.

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Michael Hooker Research Center

Addressing Systemic Racism in Schools of Public Health

Written by a group of administrators within the Office of Inclusive Excellence, students, faculty, and staff from a Masters concentration in Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights at the Gillings School, this manifesto addresses systemic racism in schools of public health.

2022 Heed Award

For the fourth consecutive year, leadership at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been honored with the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for outstanding commitment to and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.

Download our Enrollment Diversity (PDF) presentation to see information on enrollment trends and department diversity.