Office for Health Equity and Inclusion
Working Toward Inclusion, Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivity among faculty, students and staff at Michigan Medicine. OHEI advances clinical care for under-served patient populations through research and education.

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Our Mission

To honor the wellbeing, individuality and dignity of all who work, learn and heal at Michigan Medicine

To champion diversity and inclusion for our patients, our community and society

To diversify the next generation of physicians, nurses, health professionals and scientists

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Our Vision

To create a world where every person feels valued and can thrive

Meet the OHEI Team

The faculty and staff at OHEI are here to help you navigate diversity, equity, and inclusion at Michigan Medicine. We are here to provide support to the people we serve: our colleagues, patients we care for, and learners who entrust their education to us.

Visit the OHEI Team page to learn more.

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Upcoming DEI Events
Michigan Medicine Specialty Speed Dating at the AMEC/SNMA Conference

Specialty Speed Dating, formerly called SiMfest, is an exclusive Michigan Medicine recruitment event to showcase units and programs, plus the opportunity to offer hands-on simulations to students, residents, and interns.

AMEC/SNMA Michigan Medicine Reception

The Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) Conference is the Student National Medical Association's (SNMA) premier event where 2200 medical and pre-medical students gather at the nation’s most diverse medical education conference.

Youth Summit at the Big House

Inspired by the Black Men in White Coats documentary, the Youth Summit at the Big House will engage middle school students from schools across SE Michigan with diverse Michigan Medicine healthcare teams.

Michigan Medicine Pride Month Keynote and Celebration

Join the Michigan Medicine Pride Month Keynote and Celebration.

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

Join the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee quarterly meeting.