As part of UCR Healthy Campus’s commitment to health and well-being, equity and creating cultures of health for our UCR students, faculty and staff, we are establishing a subcommittee focused on addressing racism as a public health issue.
Healthy Campus and The Well in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held a Forum on August 20, 2020. The purpose of the forum was to gather feedback from a wide variety of UCR stakeholders, including staff, students, and faculty, to:
- inform the goals and direction of the subcommittee,
- gather ideas on projects and actions for the subcommittee, and
- to open membership of the subcommittee to participants.
We would like to thank the 157 participants who attended the Forum and contributed their expertise and energy!
- Video of the Forum (Welcome by Dean Deborah Deas, SOM; Background and Overview, and Presentation by AVC Mariam Lam and Willis Harris
- Forum Presentation
- Presentation from Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
- Resource List
Our mission is to continue ongoing efforts and initiatives to create a culture of health and well-being that recognizes the systemic oppression and racism that affects structurally vulnerable populations and celebrates diversity, strives for health equity, and healthy working and learning environments.
Coming Soon – Public Health AntiRacism Report from the Forum
We are currently recruiting for leaders and members of the Public Health Anti-Racism Subcommittee. The subcommittee will:
- Explore and identify the current climate as it relates to health inequities, racism, and public health.
- Establish relationships with a wide variety of key stakeholders and engage them in ongoing efforts.
- Identify solutions and make recommendations for a more just and equitable campus community where health and social justice are prioritized and institutionalized.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express your interest.