Diversity

Services

IU School of Medicine offers a wide array of services to support diverse populations and to support departments engaging in diversity and inclusion work. These services include referrals to community organizations and experts on diversity topics in healthcare and consultations for increasing the effectiveness of department diversity strategies.

Consulting Services

Diversity Affairs at IU School of Medicine uses a consultant-based approach that empowers and supports partners to invest in and implement diversity-related work. Through this approach, the office utilizes subject-matter expertise to assist members of IU School of Medicine in programs and continuously assess all of IU School of Medicine’s diversity initiatives. Diversity Affairs assists colleagues on program and initiative development, event planning, program assessment, and policy development.

OutCare

OutCare provides extensive information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) health care. OutCare recognizes the unique health needs of LGBTQ individuals and connects them with the most appropriate health care providers, resources and events. OutCare is a collaborative effort between the IU School of Medicine and Diversity Affairs with Marian University and the Indianapolis community.

Partner Organizations

With the mission to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent, the Aesculapian Medical Society is the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Medical Association, serving the Indianapolis area for more than 100 years.

GenderNexus is an organization created to support and address all dimensions of wellness for gender diverse people, including physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual and environmental dimensions.

Indiana Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout Indiana. Indiana Legal Services helps clients who face legal problems that harm their ability to have basics such as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety. The Low-Income LGBT Project is a target effort at serving Indiana’s LGBT population while continuing the greater work of Indiana Legal Services. The organization serves low-income LGBT residents across Indiana. Legal services include family law, access to health care, name and gender marker changes, discrimination and other issues facing the target population. Spanish speaking staff available.