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The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (OHEDI) is a department of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our mission is to create an inclusive climate while also addressing health and education inequities within the University of Utah Health (UUH).

An inclusive climate is vital to the intellectual rigor, commitment to excellence, and the social fabric of the University; preparing faculty, staff, students, and trainees with evidence-based skills necessary to provide high-quality and high-value care in a world defined by cultural and intellectual diversity.

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May 25, 2021

Eradicating Systemic Racism

The brutal murder of George Floyd one year ago awakened the reality of anti-Black racism across the country. As eyes have been opened to everyday racism, individuals and institutions are taking action to eradicate systemic racism. While University of Utah Health has made significant strides, we still have much more work to do to make permanent, lasting change.... Read More

Mar 23, 2021

WiHMS and OHEDI Statement Regarding Anti-Asian Hate

It has been exhausting and painful for the Asian American community, particularly for Asian American women. If you experience micro- or macroaggressions or feel the rage, anxiety, and fear that comes with facing violence and racism, please know that WiHMS and OHEDI are here to support you.... Read More

Jan 04, 2021

Happy New Year!

2020 was a horrifying year. COVID-19 took over 300,000 Americans and people of color are disproportionately represented among them. Systemic anti-Black racism and violence also claimed the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. We will say their names, remember them, and demand change from the power structures that allow their murders to go unpunished. We will also not forget that 2021, although it is a new year, has not brought a slowdown of the virus, nor has it changed the pervasive anti-Black racism that affects our nation so profoundly.... Read More


Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Jose Rodriguez

José E. Rodríguez


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