Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CCHS is committed to a collaborative and equitable community that values and fosters diversity and inclusion.

CCHS recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in accomplishing our mission of: “Improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in rural Alabama and the Southeast region through leadership in medical and health-related education, primary care and population health; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and research and scholarship.” We embrace The University of Alabama’s core values of “respect and a culture of inclusivity” and the UA Strategic Plan goal to “enrich our learning environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diversity faculty, staff and student body.” For more information, please get in touch with us at cchsdei@ua.edu or visit the UA DEI Office website.

Programming and Capacity Building

CCHS DEI provides a number of programming and capacity building opportunities for our employees. These include “Everyday Bias for Health Care Professionals Trainings,” “Safe Zone Trainings” and Heritage/History Month Events.

Recruitment and Retention

CCHS DEI collaborates with various groups across the College and the Institution to continuously improve recruitment and retention efforts of diverse faculty, staff and trainees.

Environment and Culture

At CCHS, we are committed to promoting a culture of inclusivity and health equity for our College and our community with ongoing teaching, service and research opportunities across the health care continuum.

View videos of the work of the DEI committee