Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team Photo


Meeting the Needs of Our Patients 

  • In-Person Interpreter Services for more than 8 languages, including the 2 most common dialects of Chinese

Interpreter Services Demographics (FY20)

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Total Encounters per Fiscal Year

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  • Asian Community Health Focus – meeting the health needs of the surrounding community with health care professionals who speak Asian languages
  • LGBTQ+ Health – providing both routine and sub-specialized services to the LGBTQ community

Anti-Racism Task Force

  • Who we are: Karen Freund; Richard Kopelman; Laura Snydman; Imrana Qawi; Suriya Jeyapalan; Arhant Rao; Seda Babroudi; Sami Hamdan
  • Mission statement: Making our department a space where everyone belongs and is part of the conversation 
  • Initiatives
    • Bias Reduction in Medicine Training
    • Monthly noon conferences dedicated to topics directly related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; examples include Addressing Code Status with Non-English Speaking Patients; Complex Care
    • Management and Trauma-Informed Care; Anti-Racism in Medicine: Awareness to Action
    • Visiting Clerkship Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine

Health Equity Research

  • Program on Equity in Science and Health – addressing research disparities in health care and diversity in the biomedical workforce
  • Quality Improvement Dashboard of the Department of Medicine – a resident-led initiative in which a registry was created to study and address potential health disparities amongst patients admitted to Tufts Medical Center 
  • Participation in the NKF-ASN Task Force to reassess inclusion of race in the diagnosing kidney disease Race-Equation

Affiliated Institutions and Health Systems

• Tufts University School of Medicine
• Tufts Medicine Health System