Justice is the process of healing the long-standing ailment of inequity and restoring opportunities to people who have been oppressed.
We cultivate justice by leveraging the collective expertise of UCLA Health, inclusive of DGSOM and the UCLA Health system, eradicate inequities within our institution and across the populations we serve.
Equity is a curative state where everyone has the opportunity and support they need to achieve excellence in their education, profession, wellbeing, and health.
Our optimal, equitable environment provides resources and opportunities that are easily accessible and available to every person in every population within our community.
Diversity inclusion is the ideal that keeps us proactively and pragmatically reflecting on our actions and progress.
We commit to be constantly pushing to do more to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table, a respectful ear for their opinions, and a welcoming community where they may thrive.
Championing the tenets of justice, equity, and diversity inclusion while working to acknowledge and address the structural issues causing socio-cultural wounds in our community is our path forward to affecting lasting structural changes.