Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Coalition For Change
The Coalition for Change is a group composed of students, staff, and faculty that endeavors to establish and maintain meaningful conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Coalition for Change insures support and leadership of college-wide institutional diversity and inclusion. For all members of the college community to consider diversity as a source of innovation, enrichment, and strength. The initiatives of CfC are aimed at establishing a welcoming and inclusive campus focused on mutual respect, fostered by dialogue and illustrated by a pattern of civil interaction.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

It is increasingly important to communicate appropriately with the expanding focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our society.  What you say, and what others hear are not always the same thing.  You should know, that ASHP has developed several FREE educational activities to foster effective communication with others as an approach to addressing healthcare disparity.  They have developed several activities about the fundamentals of inclusive conversations and have several others planned for the future. 

We hope these activities will help you recognize, understand, and appreciate the value of others’ perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.

Laying the Foundation (Part 1): How to Understand You and Your Role in Inclusive Conversations

One of a 7-part DEI series, this activity will share strategies for promoting more inclusive conversations and navigating discussions about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your health-system pharmacy practice. 

Communicating with Care and Compassion: A Key to Unlocking Healthcare Disparity

In this activity, we will discuss strategies to foster effective communication with others as an approach to addressing healthcare disparity. You will leave prepared to facilitate more impactful and meaningful conversations with patients and colleagues.

Speaking Clearly: Inclusive and Bias Free Negotiations in All Your Transactions

What you say, and what others hear are not always the same thing! In this activity, frontline scenarios with practical and professionally developed solutions will help to ensure your negotiations are not sidelined with inaccurate communications.

Ray Chandrasekara, Dept. of Population Health Sciences

Robert Coleman, Director of Athletics  

Barry DeCoster, Dept. of Population Health Sciences

Angela Dominelli, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, CfC Chairperson

John Felio, VP for Student Affairs

Anuja Ghorpade, Dean of the College

Selena Horton, Doctor of Pharmacy, 4th Year

Sheila Lelei, Doctor of Pharmacy, 4th Year

Laurabelle Morse, Center for Student Success

Cassandra Todd, BS in Clinical Lab Sciences, 2nd Year