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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Since 2010, the UNM Health System Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) has helped ensure you get the most effective and sensitive medical care possible, regardless of your race, ethnicity or group identity. We do this through data collection and analysis; community collaboration; cultural humility training and education; and process improvement.

Our vision is to become a nationally recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in U.S. health care – to be sought after for our innovation, creativity, significant results and expertise.

Your Rights & Responsibilities

Read about patient rights and responsibilities [PDF] to know what you should expect – and what’s expected of you – during medical care.

DEI Programs

Your care is important to our office and the community, so you’ll find programs for Native Americans, the LGBT community and non-English-speaking or hearing-impaired speakers. You’ll also learn how to improve your health literacy – the ability to find, understand and use health information.

Through data collection and analysis, community collaboration, cultural training, education and counseling, we work to improve our processes and provide exceptional care to all patients.

Impacting Diverse Populations

One of the goals of DEI is to identify and address health disparities in patient care at UNM Health System. "The Office of DEI will ensure that we reduce any identified health disparities, and improve the care we provide for an increasing diverse patient population," said Steve McKernan, COO UNM Health System. "UNM Hospitals is proud to have an Office of DEI and we completely support sustained efforts at ensuring equity in the delivery of healthcare." 

DEI Partners

Compliance & Resources

Learn more about the national requirements and recommendations for diversity, equity and inclusion, which shape our approach to care.

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