It is the mission of the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and justice among students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite in advancing innovation and excellence in education, research and patient-centered care. We embrace the spectrum of human diversity that is inclusive but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability and socioeconomic status. We affirm the essential dignity and value of every individual, their rights to safety and health and their ability to act on these rights in an environment free of intolerance, violence and discrimination. We strive to foster and maintain an anti-racist culture within our institution. The Department of Pediatrics must uphold these rights and create an environment where individuals can thrive.
Pediatrics Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Committee
Diversity Throughout the Health Care System
Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice is being addressed throughout all the systems involved with the Department of Pediatrics.
Office of Diversity Affairs at IU School of Medicine
Promote diversity, equity, inclusion and justice to foster a community reflective of the patients we serve.
Education that fosters cultural consciousness, humility and anti-racist stance to demonstrate the crucial need for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice to support, retain and recruit diversity in residents, faculty and staff
Mentorship that creates an avenue for support, collaboration and opportunity for all individuals
Service that promotes a culture of acceptance, inclusion, mutual trust and respect by addressing social determinants of health and the root causes of social injustice to advocate for health equity and decrease health disparities
Scholarship that promotes education, innovation, research and publication to recruit, retain and help to excel a diverse population of care providers and better care for our diverse patient population
Annual Intern Welcome Reception
The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Committee hosts an annual intern welcome reception. During this event, we set a standard for advocacy in terms of social justice and anti-racism.
Pillars of Diversity
Check out IUPUI's list of affinity groups.
Learn more about programs through IU School of Medicine that are promoting an inclusive environment.
Explore Indiana University's cultural competency training.
Find out about IU School of Medicine's annual LQBTQ conference.
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For trainees: The Department of Mental Health Services at IU School of Medicine is available to provide mental health and personal counseling services to all students, residents and fellows. There are two ways to access services:
- In an emergency, call 317-278-HELP (4357) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A licensed clinical health specialist will provide an assessment and help direct you to appropriate treatment options based on the situation. You may also call on behalf of a trainee if you are a family member, friend or colleague concerned about their well-being. You may call anonymously if desired.
- To request an appointment with the Department of Mental Health services, send a secure message via their online portal or call 317-278-2383 during normal business hours.
For IU Employees:
- IU Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides 24/7/365 access to licensed mental health counselors via SupportLinc or 888-881-LINC (5462) for IU School of Medicine team members and their households.