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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    Learning critical Black history can change white perspectives on racism in health care

    From UCLA: Two-thirds of white Americans believe that Black Americans do not experience racism or racial inequities in health care.UCLA psychologists exposed white study participants to the well-documented history of […]

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    Fred Hutch Cancer Center – 2022 DEI Annual Report

    UW Medicine’s Fred Hutch Cancer Center has released their 2022 DEI Annual Report: Our second annual report builds on our progress and highlights our opportunities to (re)commit to diversity, equity, […]

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    Meet the Office of Healthcare Equity Peer Trainers

    From the UW Medicine Huddle: In 2019, the Office of Healthcare Equity (OHCE) began providing antiracism training, with the goal of reaching every member of the UW Medicine community. By bringing together […]

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    A New Era of Fighting for LGBTQ+ Equality

    From Human Rights Campaign: Our community is no stranger to having to fight for our rights. Since before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, LGBTQ+ people have been demonstrating, mobilizing and […]

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.