Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training

Register for our upcoming EDI Foundational Training courses below! The training is listed in 5 sections, and is generally encouraged to be taken in the listed numerical sequence.

DateTimeEDI Training CourseRegistration Link
Sep 2511:00am-12:30pmGender and Sexual Diversity (3)Click to register
Sep 261:00pm-2:30pmSocial Determinants of Health (4)Click to register
Oct 49:30am-11:00amIdentity, Privilege, and Intersectionality (1)Click to register
Oct 1112:30-2:00pmInterrupting Bias and Microaggressions (5)Click to register
Oct 181:00pm-2:30pmHistory of Race and Racism in Science and Medicine (2)Click to register
Oct 2311:00am-12:30pmGender and Sexual Diversity (3)Click to register
Oct 311:00pm-2:30pmSocial Determinants of Health (4)Click to register
Nov 79:00am-10:30amInterrupting Bias and Microaggressions (5)Click to register
Nov 151:00pm-2:30pmHistory of Race and Racism in Science and Medicine (2)Click to register
Nov 1612:00pm-1:30pmSocial Determinants of Health (4)Click to register
Nov 2011:00am-12:30pmGender and Sexual Diversity (3)Click to register
Nov 2910:00am-11:30amIdentity, Privilege, and Intersectionality (1)Click to register
Dec 62:30pm-4:00pmInterrupting Bias and Microaggressions (5)Click to register
Dec 811:00am -12:30pmIdentity, Privilege, and Intersectionality (1) Click to register
Dec 1210:00am -11:30amSocial Determinants of Health (4) Click to register
Dec 1811:00am-12:30pmGender and Sexual Diversity (3)Click to register
Dec 201:00pm-2:30pmHistory of Race and Racism in Science and Medicine (2)Click to register
Jan 410:00am-11:30am*Bystander Intervention 101Click to register
Jan 93:30-5:00pmInterrupting Bias and Microaggressions (5)Click to register

For internal UW Medicine training requests from the Office of Healthcare Equity, please submit a request below. UW NetID required.

For any other EDI training questions, please visit our contact us page.

EDI Foundational Training Program

In June 2020, as part of our UW Medicine response and call to action regarding racial injustice, our executive leadership pledged to become an anti-racist organization. This includes identifying and dismantling policies and practices that perpetuate structural racism, along with creating supportive, protected spaces for open, difficult dialogue about race, racism, and the impact of oppression, particularly on our Black staff, faculty, students, trainees, and patients. Completion of our foundational training sequence meets the EDI training requirements established by Washington State Senate Bill 5227 (for more information on SB5227, visit our FAQ).

The five key content areas and additional offerings

An essential step in our journey is education and training. In the pledge, made in 2020, we committed to requiring anti-racist training for all members of our UW Medicine community. To hold ourselves accountable and deliver on this commitment, we are training all members of the UW Medicine team in five key content areas.

Identity, Privilege, and Intersectionality

  1. Define and be able to articulate the meaning and manifestation of intersectionality relative to race/ethnicity
  2. Understand and be able to articulate your own social identities
  3. Integrate these understandings into all aspects of your personal and professional life and be able to illustrate how they are manifested in your professional lives

History of Race and Racism in Medicine

  1. Understand the way medicine/science has been used to create and further racism
  2. Understand the history of the creation of racial categories and hierarchy, particularly by physicians, and how that framework is still used in modern medicine
  3. Recognize race as a social and political construct
  4. Explain how and why race is not biological or genetic

Social Determinants of Health

  1. Define social determinants of health and health inequities
  2. Understand how social conditions influence health
  3. Describe elements of the Social Ecological Model and Life Course Model
  4. Explain the relationship between SDOH, racism and racial health inequities

Gender and Sexual Diversity

  1. Appreciate the range of gender diversity and variations in sexual identity.
  2. Recognize the importance of having both competence from the standpoint of medical knowledge as well as having a culturally informed approach with patients and/or colleagues with life experience and identities that differ from your own.
  3. Apply trauma-informed principles when providing medical care for patients and be aware that some have experienced trauma in healthcare settings.

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

  1. Define key terms related to bias and microaggressions.​
  2. Explain how microaggressions are harmful and associated with bias.​
  3. Describe four psychological processes that fuel biased actions.​
  4. Describe helpful ways to respond to microaggressions based on my typical role in these incidents (as a leader, bystander, target, or offender).

* Bystander Intervention 101

  1. Describe why it is important to intervene when you observe an incident of identity-based harm.
  2. Identify the obstacles that may get in the way of intervening effectively.
  3. Learn and practice the five D’s of bystander intervention.

    *This course is available to community members who have completed our Foundational Training sequence.

Equity Impact Review Tool workshop

  1. Understand when and why to use the Equity Impact Review Tool.
  2. Identify decisions that are in front of you that require an equity context.
  3. Describe the six steps of an equity impact review.
  4. Practice the six steps of the Equity Impact Review Tool on live UW Medicine decisions.