Equity & Anti-racism

Deepen your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and strengthen your personal commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist actions. Find additional learning opportunities on the websites listed in the Our Partners section.

  • 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge© — Plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections.
  • UW School of Medicine and Public Health Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion web-based modules — Courses offered by the Office of Diversity & Equity Transformation that allow learners to explore and examine the impacts of racism and discrimination.
  • Inclusion@UW — Courses offered by UW–Madison’s Learning and Talent Development specifically designed for employees to learn and practice skills that build our collective capacity to promote the university’s commitment to “value the contributions of each person … and create a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background.”
  • Accessibility@UW–Madison — A centralized location for accessibility and disability training, guidance, and resources.

Selected list of presentations by UW Department of Pediatrics faculty and staff intended to offer opportunities to learn about the importance of health equity and diversity and how to move toward an anti-bias and anti-racist environment.

Campus-sponsored resources to help everyone feel connected.

Help promote anti-bias and anti-racist behavior in the workplace.

  • Mitigating Bias in Recruitment and Hiring — A collection of resources compiled by department members. (Link to BOX folder.)
  • Equity, Inclusion & Engagement Policy Assessment Toolkit — This toolkit provides guidance and structure for the development of new, and examination of existing, policies to ensure a systemic approach for equitable outcomes
  • Tips for Preventing and Responding to Microaggressions Badge Backer — Request a printed, foldable card that fits into your ID badge holder. The card includes key strategies to interrupt microaggressions, discrimination, and bigotry to make it clear that we value and stand behind our learners, staff, and faculty.
  • UW Academic Calendar & Religious Observances — Planning events and meetings? Consider religious observances when setting dates. Visit the UW–Madison Academic Calendar webpage for a list of religious observances as well as instruction on how to add the Academic Calendar & Religious Observances Outlook Calendar to your own Outlook email and calendar account.
  • Badger Anti-racist Coalition — This group offers a self-evaluation exercise called the Anti-racist Rubric for Campus Units that helps employees identify ways their units are are perpetuating racism and oppression and offers guidance in developing an action plan for change. The group also facilitates an anti-racist community of practice for the campus community.
  • Inclusive Communications Guide — Cultivating a campus that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive is not only essential to the strength of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but also just. Practicing inclusive communications and marketing reinforces this commitment and helps to create a more welcoming, safe, and productive campus for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

These resources are linked to the Department of Pediatrics intranet and require a DOP login to access.

  • Health Equity Rounds: FLOURISH Hour — Presented by the UW Department of Pediatrics, this case-based session explores what health equity is, why it matters, and how we all play a role in providing equitable care to patients and families. November 17, 2022
  • Understanding and Interrupting Microaggressions” — Training session and handout from UW Health presented by Naomi Takahashi, directory of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, and Emily Ruedinger, MD, MEd, assistant professor and associate residency program director in the UW Department of Pediatrics. October 15, 2021
  • Department of Pediatrics BIPOC Affinity GroupDepartment faculty, staff, and trainees who identify as BIPOC are welcome to partake in the department’s BIPOC Affinity Group activities. BIPOC includes anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous [Native American/American Indian], Hispanic/Latine/x, Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi, Middle Eastern/North African, multiracial, or other non-white permutation not mentioned above. Email Jenna Contreras to join the email list for notifications about department BIPOC Affinity Group activities.
  • Department of Pediatrics Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism (IDEAA) Committee — Anyone in the department with interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion can join the IDEAA Committee by emailing Jenna Contreras. The group meets monthly and has multiple subgroups focused on a variety of anti-racism/anti-bias endeavors. We are seeking new members and would love to have faculty, staff, and trainees who are new to the department join us, and also extend a warm invitation to any folks who are interested in engaging in DEI endeavors.
    • Current projects: DEI needs assessment, Health Equity Rounds, departmental DEI report card
  • NameCoach — Record the proper pronunciation of your name using NameCoach, and post it to your online profiles and email signature. Originally integrated only with Canvas, we’ve now expanded the service so you can use it more broadly.