Welcome to the UW Medicine
Office of Healthcare Equity

At UW Medicine, we believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right and everyone should have the same access and opportunities for the best possible outcomes.

We are committed to transforming the way care is provided to eliminate inequities. Healthcare equity is not owned by one department or leader – everyone shares responsibility. We can all take action in our own spheres of influence and in the work we control.

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    University of Washington Launches Centralized Accessibility Website for Inclusive Digital Access and Engagement

    Original post appears on president’s blog. UW has launched a digital accessibility website through its Office of Americans with Disabilities Act to promote digital access and inclusion for all students, particularly those with disabilities. The website provides resources, tools, and opportunities for community-building that recognize and value the diverse needs and experiences of all members […]

  • Martine Pierre-Louis, MPH, Receives 2023 John R. Pettit Endowed Leadership Award for Equity and Inclusion Efforts

    Martine Pierre-Louis, MPH, has been awarded the 2023 John R. Pettit Endowed Leadership Award for her role as director of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Harborview Medical Center. A leader of inclusion and equity, Martine is recognized for her communication skills and ability to remain calm under stress. She is inspired by colleagues who strive […]

  • Portrait of Judy Heumann

    Honoring Judy Heumann’s outsized impact

    Original article appears on UW Create website: https://create.uw.edu/honoring-judy-heumann/ Please take a look at UW CREATE’s (Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences) most recent article highlighting some of the astounding equity work championed by Judy Heumann. “Judy Heumann — disability activist and leader, presidential advisor to two administrations, polio survivor and quadriplegic […]

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.