Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Division of Diversity and Health Equity: Educational Initiatives and Training


Our educational initiatives provide social context to patient care through an equity and justice lens. Our goal is to provide our departmental community with the knowledge, skills, and increased humility working with a diverse patient population and, in turn, improve the quality of care, health, and well-being of patients.

Health Equity and Social Emergency Medicine Topics

  • Social and Structural Determinants of Health
  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Gender Health Equity and Women’s Health
  • Incarceration and Health
  • Poverty and Homelessness
  • Refugee, Asylee, and Immigrant Health
  • Limited English Proficiency and Language Justice
  • Race, Racism, and Health
  • Firearm and Interpersonal Violence
  • Police Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change
  • Mental Health
  • Faith, Spirituality, and Religion
  • Patients with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities