Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
“By supporting a culture of inclusion, we can continue to grow not only as an organization, but as individuals increasing our ability to better understand and serve our families, patients, and communities throughout Alabama in the most effective, culturally competent manner.”
—Deborah Grimes, RN, JD, MSHQS
UAB Medicine embraces diversity. It is at the core of who we are and whom we serve. Diversity is not an obligation but an asset. We must draw upon differences to execute our mission of excellence.
As UAB Medicine looks to the future, we must plan for the economic, social, and demographic changes occurring in our nation. Accordingly, we view diversity as a business asset and are committed to maintaining a workforce that represents and reflects the communities it serves.
The challenge of developing a more diverse and inclusive culture falls to everyone throughout UAB Medicine.
We are a beacon of hope. We should always care – truly care – about our patients, coworkers, and students, and we should be supportive, not judgmental. We must do right by respecting everyone, regardless of the person’s race, color, creed, politics, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Our efforts to promote diversity haven’t gone unnoticed. UAB Medicine was awarded the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, as part of the annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
We are UAB Medicine. At the end of the day, we are a family of thousands who care about each other, the people we serve, Alabama, and our nation.
UAB Medicine’s executive leadership strongly believes in diversity and inclusion and wants to ensure that our employees of all backgrounds and abilities can contribute to the organization’s success. Leadership promotes inclusion in all aspects of our operation by exhibiting behaviors that respect diversity of thought and perspective as well as ethnic, cultural, generational, and other differences, and employees are expected to model these behaviors.
By supporting a culture of inclusion, we continue to grow not only as an organization, but as individuals increasing our ability to better understand and serve our communities in the most effective, culturally competent manner possible.
Friday, October 4
8 am - 3 pm
Registration available for UAB employees
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