As a member of the National AHEC Organization (NAO), Wisconsin AHEC, shares this equity statement on social justice
In the light of recent national events, the NAO reaffirms its position and commitment to equality, inclusion, and justice for all – while condemning racism, discrimination, injustice, and violence in all forms.
Social justice, and more specifically racial and ethnic justice, are deeply intertwined with the work we do in public health and healthcare. In this, we acknowledge and embrace the unique role and responsibility we all must play in creating a more just and equitable world. NAO continually works to provide education on topics surrounding diversity in all its practices. Please know that we support you, our members, during these times that seek to divide our communities and nation. NAO will continually work to provide a safe space for discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The nature of our work at Wisconsin AHEC positions us to be powerful advocates, allies for our communities of color, and change agents as we strive to accomplish a more representative health care workforce, address social determinants of health, and support cultural competency efforts in our communities. We must answer the call to action – louder and with more intentionality than we ever have before. We are committed to educating, advocating, and demonstrating our values in our programming and policies.
Scenic Rivers AHEC acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral lands of Dakota, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk people.
Wisconsin AHEC is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 50% funded by HRSA/HHS and 50% funded by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
The Aging Mastery Program is made possible with the generous support of the Gundersen Community Grants Program.