We believe overturning long-standing systemic injustices to achieve equitable health care for all requires a holistic approach, one that benefits from the insight of both social and biological sciences and reaches across a spectrum of activities, including research, patient care, education, dialogue, and partnership.
We aspire toward this approach, and the better future it promises, by keeping health equity in the foreground of all our actions and decisions.
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Health Equity is when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
This toolkit is designed to serve as an initial guide for individuals, teams and departments to increase awareness and drive change toward greater equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism within the UCLA Hospital and Clinic System. The toolkit consists of selected readings, videos and discussion questions to increase the understanding of important EDI and anti-racism principles and practices.
Human health depends on complex interactions between biological and social systems. To better understand these interactions, the DGSOM prioritizes an interdisciplinary community of scientists, organized into 7 unified research themes.
The newest of these themes is the Health Equity and Translational Social Science Research Theme. The theme was born out of a joint mission of the UCLA Health System and DGSOM to collaboratively study and promote equitable health care.