Equity at DLSPH
We recognize that equity and inequity play out in important ways at the interpersonal and individual levels, but we understand their origin to be in social structures that have historic, economic and political roots. This framing also asserts that equity is relational in nature. That is, equity not only involves groups in society that are disadvantaged by certain social structures but also involves groups who receive unearned benefits from these same structures.
We will proactively seek to increase diversity among our community members, and it is our aim to have a student body and teaching and administrative staffs that mirror the diversity of the pool of qualified applicants for those positions. We are already making these investments to address racism to help create a healthier world.
Senior Advisor, Equity and Inclusion
As a school, we are committed to improving the representation of Black, Indigenous and other racialized students, staff and faculty, and to creating a more inclusive environment for our racialized community members. Our 2019-2024 Academic Plan lays out some of the goals we hope to achieve. Given the importance of these goals, the DLSPH’s Dean created this senior position, reporting directly to the office, to advance inclusion, equity and diversity across the entire school.
Meet our Health Leads
Leads support the advancement of education and research in Black and Indigenous Population Health to support the creation of an inclusive educational environment at the DLSPH through anti-racism.
|Black Health Lead
|Indigenous Health Lead