Goals, Priorities & Key Strategies


Drawing from key findings and recommendations from our community, five goals were identified to advance our efforts to dismantle racism and advance equity, diversity and inclusion for our learners, faculty, staff, and the diverse communities we serve. 

To ensure that our actions support our goals, our priorities focus on enhancing our culture, diversity, education, research, and leadership capacity and accountability across the school.


  1. Enhance racial diversity and equity, inclusion and respect for all of our constituents
  2. Advance careers among underrepresented racial and ethnic (URE) groups in medicine, biomedical science and technology
  3. Catalyze anti-racist practice through education of our current and future workforce
  4. Stimulate and promote evidence-based discoveries and their translation to reduce racial health disparities, promote equity, and improve health
  5. Establish our School as a transformative leader in anti-racism and social justice education and research

Priorities & Key Strategies

Text: Cultivate an inclusive, equitable and anti-racist environment;

Key Strategies: 

  1. Advance processes for regularly taking the pulse and communicating about our culture.
  2. Strengthen our institutional systems and resources for reporting and resolving concerns around bias, micro- and macroaggressions, racism, harassment, and discrimination.
  3. Enhance how we spotlight and celebrate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and their service, scientific, creative, and clinical care contributions.
  4. Strengthen our communications to affirm our commitment to enhancing the culture.

Read more about the key strategies in this area, including our 18-month priority initiatives.

Nurture, reward and attract outstanding talent

Key Strategies:

  1. Revitalize how we support the ambitions, careers, and well-being of our learners, faculty, and staff.
  2. Infuse equity and inclusion in our recruitment and selection processes.
  3. Ensure equity in access to resources and compensation.
  4. Implement focused efforts for the unique needs of our learners, faculty, and staff.

Read more about the key strategies in this area, including our 18-month priority initiatives.

Advance education and training to support an anti racist workforce;

Key Strategies:

  1. Ensure that our learning environments teach cultural humility and foster the ability to practice equitable and anti-racist care and research.
  2. Implement a comprehensive anti-racism, bias, and discrimination training and education program for our workforce.

Read more about the key strategies in this area, including our 18-month priority initiatives.

Develop anti-racist, equity-centered and community engaged research practices

Key Strategies:

  1. Improve equity and diversity in research participation and deepen our engagement with community stakeholders.
  2. Build anti-racist and health equity processes into our research systems.
  3. Enhance alignment and opportunities in health equity research.

Read more about the key strategies in this area, including our 18-month priority initiatives.

Ensure sustainability by strengthening leadership capacity and organizational accountability

Key Strategies:

  1. Ensure that justice, equity, diversity and inclusion competencies, commitment, and action are integral to leadership efficacy and success.
  2. Develop intentional processes for increasing the number of BIPOC in leadership.
  3. Strengthen our foundation for accountability and sustainability.

Read more about the key strategies in this area, including our 18-month priority initiatives.

Critical Enablers

The success of this plan will require a review of and upgrades to underlying organizational structure, data and reporting, and other processes that broadly support equity, diversity and inclusion work in our institution. We have prioritized efforts in the following areas that will be required for us to implement our strategic initiatives:

Each item is an arrow pointing to the next: Organizational Structure; Data and Transparency; Partnerships; Communications; Resource Allocations; Development and Alumni Relations


How we will measure progress

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