Promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Access, and Equity Through Enhanced Institutional Culture and Climate

Damani A. Piggott, Liza Cariaga-Lo

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Abstract

Advancing the health of all members of the global community remains core to the mission of the infectious diseases profession. Training, research, healthcare-delivery, and other infectious diseases-related institutions play a central role in meeting this goal. The promotion of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity (IDA&E) is critical to harnessing the full range of human creativity, innovation, and talent necessary to realizing the education, research, patient care, and service missions that constitute the principal objectives of such institutions. Strong and positive institutional cultures and climates are essential to achieving these IDA&E goals. We discuss opportunity gaps that exist in leveraging institutional culture and climate to optimize IDA&E. We further identify effective strategies to address these gaps and achieve excellence in education, research, patient care, and service in infectious diseases and the broader healthcare and biomedical space. We discuss the importance of both local and global context in conceptualizing IDA&E to best achieve these aims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberjiz186
Pages (from-to)S74-S81
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume220
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2019

Keywords

  • Inclusion
  • access
  • climate
  • culture
  • diversity
  • equity
  • institutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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