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Diversity at the Oregon MPH
The OMPH Program is committed to the value of enhancing cultural diversity and fostering an environment conducive to the recruitment, training, and success of diverse students and faculty.
- Revising and/or updating job descriptions to ensure that “fostering and commitment to diversity” is prominent in job duties and measureable goals;
- Writing directly to colleagues to request nominations of ethnic minority candidates;
- Targeting national and local minority organizations, colleges, and universities to announce the position;
- Contacting local and statewide field-specific associations to secure a list of ethnic minority members; and
- Sending job announcements to minority social organizations, newsletters, and magazines.
Faculty and Staff Diversity
Taking into consideration the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the Pacific Northwest as well as the disproportionately small number of minorities in healthcare and public health, the Oregon MPH Program has developed a strategic goal to not only seek to recruit faculty of color but also to broaden the definition of diversity to include pluralistic thinking. Therefore, if a potential faculty member demonstrates the skills, desire, and experience in working with diverse populations and the ability to provide a pluralistic and open framework in their educational practice, then this faculty member will be seen as providing diversity to the faculty.
Diversity: OMPH University Partners
- Oregon Health & Science University: Center for Diversity & Inclusion
- Portland State University: Global Diversity and Inclusion