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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion inside HHRI

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion inside HHRI

Frontlines of Racism training

Frontlines of Racism is a system-wide effort to enable open and courageous conversations about race and racism at Hennepin Healthcare and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute.  As part of our mission to provide exceptional and equitable care, Frontlines of Racism is an essential first step.  Participants will watch a collection of interviews with HHS staff recounting experiences of discrimination and racism they've faced while on the job.  Afterwards, participants will discuss with each other ways staff, leaders, and the Hennepin Healthcare System can become more inclusive and supportive of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals within the healthcare and research enterprise.

All staff at both Hennepin Healthcare and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute will participate in Frontlines of Racism sessions by December 15, 2022.  Upcoming events for HHRI staff are listed below; please use this SignUp Genius link to sign up for one: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4baaa62ca4fcc25-courageous

  • Thursday, October 27th, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Monday, October 31, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 15, 8:30-10:00am
  • Wednesday, November 30, 11:00am-12:30pm

If none of these options work for you, please use the Contact Form below or email us at EndRacism@hhrinstitute.org to find another option.

Additional sessions will be scheduled quarterly, beginning in 2023 for new hires.

  • Contact the Office of Equity in Research

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Increased Inclusion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HHRI Annual Performance Reviews

Beginning in 2023, HHRI will expand the annual performance review to include appraisal of diversity, equity, and inclusion related activities. Diversity, equity, and inclusion domains will include:

  • Support for diverse individuals through modifies personal behavior
  • Support for diverse individuals by being an ally in public/private settings
  • Work to improve workforce diversity for faculty, staff, and training
  • Work to improve health equity for patients or research participants
  • Mentorship or sponsorship to promote workforce diversity of health equity
  • Work at the regional/national level to improve workforce diversity or health equity

HHRI's update to the annual performance review to include an appraisal of diversity, equity, and inclusion related activities is informed by and modeled after the article "Changing the Face of Academic Medicine: An Equity Action Plan for Institutions" by Felicity T Enders et al.

The article can be downloaded and read in full here.

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