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    RBHS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

    Diversity as a core value of RBHS, embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a driver for excellence for achieving equity in health and health care. We embrace and celebrate the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our community offers including but not limited to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability, and age.

    Inclusion is a core activity required for successfully achieving excellence through diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing our climate and culture through inclusive research, professional development, education, policy, practice, and interprofessional teamwork.

    We are committed to becoming an inclusive learning community that fosters respect, belonging, and value for all with zero tolerance for bias, racism, and other negative ‘isms’.  We strive to provide an inclusive academic environment where all members of our community can thrive and achieve their fullest potential. We support community engagement and connections with our local, national, and global communities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and eliminate health disparities.