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UW Medicine Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey

In January of 2023, The Office of Healthcare Equity launched the UW Medicine Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Survey in order to identify baseline measures of EDI across UW Medicine and provide actionable data to help prioritize areas for improvement.

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10,000+ responses
39% Response rate

Over 10,000 UW Medicine workforce members (Inclusive of staff, faculty, residents, and post-doctoral students and fellows) responded to the 2023 UW Medicine EDI Survey.

The survey focused on how various personal identities (such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender, disability, etc.) shape the employee experience while at UW Medicine. It included questions about the overall climate, belonging, experiences of bias, perceptions of recruitment and retention and our overall progress on EDI.

The survey will be repeated and refined over the coming years to track our progress and hold leadership accountable for creating a more equitable environment.

26,473 invited to participate

The largest survey conducted across UW Medicine.

Response Rates

48%Airlift Northwest
62%Family Practice Plan Services
36%Harborview Medical Center
56%Primary Care & Population Health
38%School of Medicine
36%UW Medical Center
56%UW Medicine Shared Services

Recommendations & Action Steps

UW Medicine has committed to becoming an antiracist organization, one that represents the populations it serves, and one in which all members of our community come to work feeling a sense of inclusion and belonging and justice when harm occurs. Based upon the findings of the EDI Survey, four themes emerged, from which the following recommendations were developed.
These four recommendations will guide concrete accountability to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work across UW Medicine. We will engage leadership and EDI committees across our system to review their specific results and collaborate on overarching action plans.

1. Earn trust by demonstrating leadership accountability and follow through on reported incidents of bias.

2. Address disparities of belonging and psychological safety, so that our workforce is able to raise concerns of bias without fear of retaliation.

3. Develop and support multiple systemwide efforts to reduce the frequency of bias and discrimination.

4. Increase leadership diversity through formal recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion and development opportunities for our workforce.

Town Hall Meeting Recordings

Folks across the system joined OHCE virtually to learn about the EDI survey results and discuss action planning. An ASL Interpreter was present at August 21st, 29th, and 30th, unfortunately our recordings did not capture the interpretation.

Town Hall Meeting

2023 Medicine EDI Survey Report Summary and images

EDI Survey Task Force

Leo Morales, Assistant Dean, Office of Healthcare Equity
Aric Ho, Director of Operations, Office of Healthcare Equity
Callie Hunter, Project Manager, Office of Healthcare Equity
Katina Maier, Chief of HR, Valley Med
Maria Zontine, Director of HR, School of Medicine
Nicki McCraw, Associate VP of HR, UW Medicine
Martine Pierre-Louis, Director of EDI, Harborview
Anne Browning, Assistant Dean of Well-being, School of Medicine
Andres Barria, Co-Chair EDI Committee, Basic Sciences
Dan Cabrera, Dept. of Medicine EDI Chair
Keri Nasenbeny, Chief Nursing Officer, UW Medicine
Jason Deen, Vice Chair of Peds EDI, UW Medicine
Sheryl Burgstahler, IT Accessibility, UW
Bree Callahan, ADA Coordinator, UW
Jonathan Kanter, Behavioral Scientist, Office of Healthcare Equity
Sean Johnson, TGNB Program Director, Office of Healthcare Equity
Trish Kritek, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Elaine Acacio, EDI Director, UW Medicine
Glenn Bieler, Director of Strategic Marketing & Comms
Allison Osenar, Sr. Director Patient Experience
Jay Sandel, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Harborview
Chantal Cayo, Chief Nursing Officer, UW Medicine Primay Care
Angela Moore, Associate Dean, School of Medicine Operations
Cindy Sayre, Chief Nursing Officer, UW Medicine
Jennifer Best, Associate Dean for GME
Sean Greenlee, DEI Program Manager, Dept of Medicine