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Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Welcome to OHEDI!

Here at the office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine we strive to be an integral part of the community as well as a valuable resource for our students, staff, and faculty. Along with finding information on the various outreach programs provided to Elementary through High school students statewide; you will also find valuable resources both on and off campus for under graduate students, as well as medical students, residents, and fellows.  


The mission of OHEDI is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician and scientist workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.



  • To lead efforts for cultural awareness and embrace and welcome cultural differences in the School of Medicine and the Utah community
  • To maintain educational continuum through medical school
  • To support partnerships within the School of Medicine and the entire Utah community
  • To create sustainable educational and health partnerships throughout the entire Utah community.
  • To embrace all medical students' volunteer efforts to serve the Utah community

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The University of Utah has both historical and contemporary relationships with Indigenous peoples. Given that the Salt Lake Valley has always been a gathering place for Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes and is a crossroad for Indigenous peoples. The University of Utah recognizes the enduring relationships between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We are grateful for the territory upon which we gather today; we respect Utah’s Indigenous peoples, the original stewards of this land; and we value the sovereign relationships that exist between tribal governments, state governments, and the federal government. Today, approximately 60,000 American Indian and Alaska Native peoples live in Utah. As a state institution, the University of Utah is committed to serving Native communities throughout Utah in partnership with Native Nations and our Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.

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Phone: 801-587-7672

Diversity Lounge - Room 101

School of Medicine, Building 379

27 S Mario Cappechi Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84132




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