Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At the University of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we value and promote an inclusive environment that respects, welcomes and embraces differences across all of our missions including, but not limited to race, gender identity, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, religion, income, and national origin. To achieve this, we provide education and promote policies and practices that support patients, their families and our employees throughout the State of Wisconsin and beyond.

Definitions:

Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.  (From Ferris State University)

Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. An inclusive university promotes and sustains a sense of belonging; it values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its members.  (From Ferris State University)

Equity:  (From HealthyPeople 2020)

Health Equity: Attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Health Equity means efforts to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.  Learn more from our Health Equity Framework

Health Inequities: Differences in health that are avoidable, unfair, and unjust. Health inequities are affected by social, economic, and environmental conditions. Learn more about what affects health inequities.

Health Disparities: Differences in health outcomes among groups of people. Learn more about what affects health disparities.

Melody Bockenfeld MPH, BSN
Outreach Program Manager

Phone: (608) 417-4211
bockenfeld@wisc.edu

McConnell Hall
1010 Mound Street
Madison, WI 53715