Patient and Community Support
Empowering Patients and Families

Michigan Medicine seeks to provide a patient-centered, inclusive culture, empowering patients and their families to have a voice in the management and delivery of their care. As a leading healthcare provider, we continuously seek to improve the health of our patients and community members and address questions and concerns with empathy and respect.

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Areas of Support
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Michigan Medicine unequivocally recognizes racism as a public health crisis, and we should be standing out as leaders against inequality. We are committed to creating fundamental change that leads to a culture of anti-racism and a medical school and health system that are leaders in equity, justice, and inclusiveness for people of all colors. As part of this, we are passionate about ensuring that Michigan Medicine is a leader in health equity.

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Community Investment

Community Health Services’ goal is to improve the health of our communities by: caring for the health of our children, promoting the health of our families, protecting health and quality of life for older adults, improving mental health support and reducing substance abuse, and developing future health leaders.

Community Health Services
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Disability Health & Wellness

As one of the country’s leading healthcare providers, Michigan Medicine wants patients and their families to have an excellent and satisfying experience. We are committed to providing patients with easy access to all of our clinical facilities, especially for those who live with a disability. If you, as a patient or caregiver, face barriers to accessing our clinical services, we want to know about it.

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LGBTQ+ Health

Michigan Medicine focuses on creating an environment of belonging and inclusion, and providing patient and family-centered care, for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) patients and guests, as well as for those who work and learn at our organization. Members of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face a variety of health care disparities. Together, we can all make our health system an inclusive space of healing for all patients and families.

LGBTQ+ Health
Health Equity & Civil Rights Resources
Health Equity & Civil Rights Resources

The University of Michigan’s Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office provides support, resources and education to promote a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the university community.

Health Equity Consult Service

The Healthcare Equity Consult Service (HECS) will support all patients and families who believe that their care may have been affected by bias, inequities, or perceived discrimination of any kind.

Patient Civil Rights Coordinator

Michigan Medicine complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, nor do we exclude individuals or treat them differently, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. If you believe that Michigan Medicine has failed to act accordingly, you can file a grievance with the Michigan Medicine Patient Civil Rights Coordinator.

To File a Grievance
Patient Civil Rights Coordinator
2901 Hubbard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2435
Phone: 734-936-6439
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.