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Multicultural Affairs Committee

The Multicultural Affairs Committee's (MAC) mission is to promote multicultural awareness and inclusivity through engaging experiences that promote self-awareness, respect and humility to prepare health care professionals to serve diverse populations. The MAC will identify and support mechanisms that broaden and enrich educational opportunities for existing students enrolled in College of Health Care Sciences programs.

Strategic Planning and Systems (recruitment, admissions, curriculum, etc)

  • Leaders: Erica Friedland, Rachel Williams, Diana Cherkiss
  • Goal:  To engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni to share feedback and make recommendations to support a diverse, inclusive and equitable college (and university) culture.


Training and Development (faculty and students)

  • Leaders:  Elizabeth Swann,  Julia Beattie, Rachel Williams, Jacqueline Marshall, Guimarsha Louis, Helene Fisher
  • Goal:  To provide educational experiences that lives into the mission of MAC and promotes an inclusive and equitable college/campus environment. 



  • Leaders:  Melissa Morris, Megan Finck, and Guimarsha Louis
  • Goal:  To create case studies that weave issues of diversity, inclusion and equity into the experience.


Dialogue and Listening Initiatives

  • Leaders:  Rachel Williams, Keiba Shaw, and Terry Morrow Nelson
  • Goal:  Offer opportunities such as Listening Sessions, Study Circles, and other facilitated discussions.



  • Leaders:  Jeff Jurkas and Julia Beattie
  • Goal:  To use multiple mediums to communicate information and resources including our website, social media, and email.

Transgender Care Guide

The group recently relaunched their mobile app MobilEM at ACEP19. The app now is a shell that contains free content and paid subscriptions. The free content includes the reviewed in this article, Transgender Care Guide, as well as a Splinting Guide, Top Clinical Prediction Rules, and Neonatal Resuscitation. 

Trans Students Often Struggle With Mental Health

Gender-nonconforming students are four times more likely than peers to report mental health issues such as depression and suicide, according to a new study that calls for more campus supports.

Racial Equity

Black Lives Matter

A collection of books, journal articles and magazine content that amplifies Black voices and the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Albert Civil Liberties Research Centre: White Privilege

"One way to live with, or move through, this problem is to refer to white-skin privilege, or to white privilege—the unearned privileges that white people experience (often unconsciously) because they are not subjected to racism."

Contemporary Racism

An academic blog about whiteness, implicit bias, and colorblind racism.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Emmanuel Acho sits down to have an “uncomfortable conversation” with white America, in order to educate and inform on racism, systemic racism, social injustice, rioting & the hurt African Americans are feeling today.

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

The Bridge Poem

 A poem of about prejudice by Donna Kate Rushin.

Race & Ethnicity

The NCAA office of inclusion aims to heighten awareness of racial/ethnic minorities' experiences across the landscape of intercollegiate athletics and support athletic communities in fostering inclusive environments. Through programs, initiatives and resources, the office seeks to engage, educate, and empower the membership in cultivating a culture of belonging and striving for equitable participation and career opportunities for racially or ethnically minoritized coaches and administrators.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Rhonda V. Magee, Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, discusses her work and her book The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities Through Mindfulness. Recorded shortly before the pandemic, this interview is especially relevant in the context of the killing of George Floyd and other Black men and women and the anti-racist work needed to achieve racial justice.


Authors: Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.


Project Implicit

Juneteenth: Fact Sheet

3 Things to know: Cultural Humility

This post is part of the Hogg Foundation’s “3 Things to Know” blog series, which explains concepts influencing community mental health and our grantmaking. Check out others in this series: Trauma-informed Care, Recovery,  Healthy Equity,  Social Determinants of (Mental) Health,  Resilience and Well-Being.


 Join us for the Diversity Roundtable Discussion on the first Monday of the month where we talk about the topics about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging most meaningful to you.  If you have a topic that you’re interested in sharing, send your idea to Dr. Elizabeth Swann at  If you are interested in joining the team, contact Terry Morrow Nelson at

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