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In 2018, the UW Medicine health system brought many of the efforts to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion in its hospitals, clinics and shared services, under the umbrella of a dedicated healthcare equity team. Paula Houston, director of healthcare equity, Pat Dawson, MD, medical director for healthcare equity, and Keith Vensey, program operations specialist, committed themselves to helping the organization achieve the goals of UW Medicine’s Healthcare Equity Blueprint.

In their first year, their efforts and collaboration with numerous leaders and staff members across UW Medicine, along with their efforts to engage our communities, have yielded significant results and generated momentum for more work to come. Check out the full infographic to see the results, and learn more on the UW Medicine healthcare equity website.



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