Diversity and Inclusion News

Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups.
Open to UA students, faculty, Native American communities and the public, the Winter Institute, Feb. 17-20, partners with American Indian communities to address health-care challenges such as access to health care in rural areas, poverty and low educational attainment.
UA College of Medicine – Tucson students launch Diversity Month in January to raise awareness of its importance in health care.
Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health-care workforce has been identified as a key factor to addressing health disparities and ensuring the adequate provision of culturally competent care to our nation’s growing minority communities.
High school students competitively selected from throughout the state, including Arizona’s most remote and underserved communities, are exploring health-care careers and education opportunities, conducting research, and taking college-level courses in the six-week summer program at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
To address the critical lack of diversity in the health-care workforce in Arizona and the nation, the Arizona Health Sciences Center, with programs in Tucson and Phoenix, is working to recruit, educate and train tomorrow’s health-care leaders.

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