Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Blog

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May 2024

May is Mental 皇家华人 Awareness Month. But what is mental health really?

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April 2024

How does ESG relate to wellness? Read on for a breakdown of the key points and their significance.

Intersectionality wheel

March 2024

Intersectionality is a popular buzzword these days. But how many people really know what the word means and why it鈥檚 important, especially to combat health care inequities?

Employee Assistance Program text on sticky notes with office desk concept

February 2024

Employee assistance programs improve wellness in and outside work.

Self Care graphic

January 2024

What comes to mind when you think of self-care? Spa days? While that can certainly be self-care, there is a common misconception about self-care.

Wheel of Social Identity

December 2023

The deeper self awareness one has, the deeper we can meet others. Remember cultural humility is a lifelong process.

Native American Heritage Month

November 2023

Let us celebrate and lift this culture. Let us recognize the many communities spread out across the world and the beautiful contributions attributed to our society.

Ability

October 2023

As health care professionals, regardless of whether we鈥檙e focusing on 皇家华人 or social needs, we must shift our thinking about how to be effective disability advocates.

Support

September 2023

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, so why aren鈥檛 we discussing it more? Stigma can have a dramatic impact on starting the conversation.

Midsection image of group of diverse people standing together and holding hands, supporting each other and showing their unity. Concept of teamwork, strong community, loyal team and partnership

August 2023

Each dimension of wellness is interconnected and can contribute to a healthier lifestyle. For instance, if we can become more in tune with our emotions and embrace all feelings, this can deepen our spirituality, as well as influence our social health.

July 2023

For each of us, the way in which we find meaning can look different, and it often is influenced by our unique backgrounds, cultures, and the traditions of our families and communities.

June 2023

We all deserve to be heard and to be seen. When this happens, our light is illuminated. Social belonging is a fundamental need. Our mental well-being is impacted in an immensely positive way if we feel a sense of community and connection through ourselves and others. When we experience belonging and inclusion, we are able to be our true and authentic selves.

May 2023

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience mental illness at some point in their life. Even if you do not fall into this statistic, each and everyone of us will experience challenges that impact our mental health.

April 2023

Unconscious biases. They are everywhere, and we all have them. These biases are social stereotypes or prejudices about certain races, ethnic groups, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and more that individuals form outside of their own conscious awareness,

mother and daughter

March 2023

For decades, gender equality referred to equal rights for women as compared to men: Equal pay for equal work, the opportunity to shatter the glass ceiling in corporate America, and reach the highest levels of success in any profession.

February 2023

February is Black History Month. Do you ever wonder why February has been designated to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans and their contributions to our society?

Sandy Athenaise Durosier, M.S., B.A.

January 2023

Si jeunesse savait, si viellesse pouvait鈥 is a French proverb my mother often said to me when I was a child. French humanist Henri II Estienne is credited with this quote. It speaks to the idea that youth often lack experience and the elders lack the strength.

December 2022

Without thinking about it, we experience and participate in different cultures every day.

November 2022

鈥淭here is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.鈥 These words, spoken by Audre Lorde, a noted prose writer, poet and civil rights activist, capture the essence of what is known as intersectionality.

October 2022

At one point or another in our lives, each of us has been in a position where we felt we weren鈥檛 welcome

Our country is a melting pot of influential cultures

September 2022

How many times have you heard a rhythm that made you want to dance even though you may not know the song?

Diversity

August 2022

As we embark on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey together, it is important to speak the same language.

Disability Pride Month

July 2022

As the vice president of Sponsoring Institution Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).