Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare

Medical institutions should provide equitable and accessible healthcare. Yet, studies have noted disproportionately negative health outcomes for people of color, sexual and gender minorities, and members of the disability community.1 In order to overcome systemic racism and other structural inequities in healthcare, leaders must understand the various forms of discrimination and prejudice rooted in them. By understanding how social injustice affects everyone in the healthcare ecosystem, they can drive change to help make it more inclusive and equitable. 

In the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare short course, you’ll discover how to mitigate healthcare inequities on both a systemic, organizational, and individual level. Over six weeks, you’ll explore the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) interventions in improving the healthcare workplace and team context. Guided by faculty and subject matter experts, you’ll learn how to intentionally apply DEI strategies that help mitigate systemic racism and microaggressions in healthcare. Walk away with the knowledge and ability to develop your own DEI strategic plan and build a better healthcare environment for all.

1 KFF (May, 2021).

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Online, self-paced, EdX
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Health Education