Implement the Health Equity Advisory Group (HEAG) in the department; this group will serve as a think tank and soundboard and provide strategic planning for the department around DEI issuesStatus: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Alexa Mieses Malchuk, Director of Inclusive Excellence Subgroup Leadership: Dana Iglesias, Recruitment and Retention HEAG Leader Jen Martini & Brad Wright, Education HEAG Leaders Narges Farahi, Professional Development HEAG Leader Jess Smith, Community-building HEAG Leader
Implementation of strategic planStatus: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Chair, Margaret Helton & Chair’s Advisory Committee
Create two new roles of DEI Director in the department.Status: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: HEAG Members & Chair, Margaret Helton
Establish a DEI fundStatus: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Development Team: Adam Goldstein, Brad Wilson, Reid Johnson
Develop DEI strategic plan for the departmentStatus: Completed
Completed October 2021
Person/Dept Responsible: Health Equity Advisory Group
Access and Success
Carolina Covenant Undergrad at UNC (students with low SES)Status: On time
Support programmatic activities with speakers. Family Med students, residents, and faculty have provided seminars and guidance.
Person/Dept Responsible: ORI
First GenerationStatus: On time
Kelly Smith serves as the Faculty Advisor for this affinity group through the Office of Scholastic Enrichment & Equity. It is similar to FMIG but the goal is to support first generation college or medical school students. We have discussions on imposter syndrome, debt, study resources, etc.
Person/Dept Responsible: OSEE
STAHR Mentorship ProgramStatus: On time
STAHR — Students in Training, Academia, Health, and Research, Office of Inclusive Excellence. The goal of STAHR is to build community, leadership, academic and professional excellence, and increase the graduation rate and success among underrepresented students and trainees. The annual program uses a framework of tiered cluster mentoring that involves faculty, fellows, residents, post docs, MD students, and graduate students. The success of STAHR will have university implications, as well as directly affecting the diversity in hospitals and faculty in medical schools. The STAHR leadership team has developed a cluster mentoring structure that creates community, promotes faculty collaboration, and supports residents, post docs, and MD & PhD students in Years 1-4. A key component of the mentoring program is its curriculum. The curriculum is grounded in the research-based Thomas Principles: Identity Development, Psychological Support, Social Support, Academic/Professional Development, Sense of Belonging, and Leadership Development. In its inaugural year at UNC, the STAHR Mentorship Program has obtained over 100 faculty members, residents, trainees, and medical students, forming our 10 mentor clusters. Dana Iglesias and Kelly Smith are mentors in STAHR. Previous family medicine mentors also include Alexa Mieses Malchuk.
Person/Dept Responsible: OIE
Retrospectively compile, and prospectively collect demographic data about faculty, fellows & residents.Status: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Chair, Margaret Helton; Ethan Pitts, Senior Human Resources Consultant; Jess Smith, Residency Program Manager
Increase diversity in our department.Status: On time
Multiple faculty recruitments underway, including into clinical and educational leadership positions.
Established two roles related to directing DEI efforts for the Department.
Will collect/compile demographic data about faculty, fellows and residents.
Person/Dept Responsible: Chair, Margaret Helton
Provide formal support and mentorship to our junior facultyStatus: On time
Likely nomination of a URM faculty member to the ACCLAIM program.
URM faculty researcher was nominated for the Simmons Scholarship
Person/Dept Responsible: Margaret Helton, MD, Chair
Leadership in Academic Medicine Program, 2021-2022Status: On time
Leadership development program for family medicine faculty that uses a DEI lens to help faculty identify their identity and path in academic medicine.
Person/Dept Responsible: Alexa Mieses Malchuk, Director of Inclusive Excellence Steve Bogdewic, Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development Dawn Morriston, Associate Director or Educational Programs
Climate and Intra/Intergroup Relations
OIE administered a climate survey.Status: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Nate Thomas, Vice Dean for DEI
HEAG meeting dedicated to reviewing climate survey results.Status: Completed
Person/Dept Responsible: Alexa Mieses Malchuk, Diversity Liaison
The HEAG has a subcommittee dedicated to community-building, both among one another but also with patients.Status: On time
Will create social opportunities for members of the department, and opportunities that service patients.
Person/Dept Responsible: Jess Smith, Community Subgroup Leader Venus Standard, Director DEI Education and Community
REI Training FundStatus: On time
Patient NewsletterStatus: On time
Addition of staff/faculty features as it relates to DEI
Person/Dept Responsible: Reid Johnson, Communications Specialist
OIE Bias 101 TrainingStatus: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Stephanie Brown and Nate Thomas
Black Men in White Coats movie nightStatus: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Venus Standard, Director of DEI Community and Education
Curriculum and Scholarship
Begin to examine the need for and implement an anti-oppression curriculum in the residency program
Provide training for all faculty, residents and staff.Status: On time
Residency leadership has met with faculty and residents to discuss ideas around this item.
Residency program director (Dr. McClester Brown) was accepted into the Tideswell Program (based at UCSF) which will support her initiative to address ageism and how it fits into the larger health equity, social justice and anti-oppression curriculum in our department
The current residents underwent REI training in September 2020.
A second REI training for faculty primarily will also be scheduled (date TBD)
Person/Dept Responsible: Mallory McClester Brown, Residency Director Jen Martini, Associate Residency Director and HEAG Education Subgroup Leader Margaret Helton, Interim Chair Mallory McClester Brown, Residency Director
Diversity Liaison RoleStatus: On time
Started in Aug 2019
Director of Inclusive Excellence for FacultyStatus: On time
Started in Feb 2021
Director of DEI Education and CommunityStatus: On time
Started in Feb 2021
OIE Diversity RetreatStatus: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: OIE (Margaret Helton participated as Chair, Ron Lingley as Vice Chair for Administrative, and Alexa Mieses Malchuk was invited to be a facilitator)
DFM Faculty & Residents Event – Outdoor dining and viewing of the film, “Black Men in White Coats.”Status: On time
Person/Dept Responsible: Venus Standard, Director DEI Education and Community
Harry Stafford Community Service FundStatus: On time
Multiple activities every year by the sports medicine fellows that reach out to communities.
Person/Dept Responsible: Nailah Adams, MD