Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging in HPM

HPM Action Plan

HPM works closely with the Harvard T.H. Chan School’s Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (also referred to as ODI) to assess and identify new steps/directions to increase anti-racism and diversity efforts at a departmental level. HPM’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) committee has developed an Action Plan, which outlines crucial goals for the department and lays out concrete steps and action items that are regularly being updated and implemented.

View Priority Items from Health Policy and Management’s EDIB Action Plan — click here [PDF] 

Harvard Chan School Priority Areas & Goals for 2022 (Summarized)

  • Priority Area: Learning Culture at Harvard Chan
    Goal: Establish a learning culture and systems that center development of awareness, knowledge, and skills for leaders and community members
  • Priority Area: Diversity of Our People & Their Success
    Goal: Increase representation of underrepresented Black, Indigenous and communities of color and related supports for fostering a thriving experience
  • Priority Area: Leadership & Institutional Systems
    Goal: Build institutional infrastructure that allows for sustainable best practices and progress across core functions of school

Anonymous Departmental Feedback Form

Throughout this unprecedented time of the pandemic, HPM has aimed to keep a strong community within the department. In light of the commitment to ensuring our community is as welcoming, productive, enjoyable and as inclusive as possible, we have set up an anonymous feedback survey and encourage you to share your thoughts with us about any aspect of your experience in HPM. We will monitor this survey regularly for responses.

To access the HPM feedback form, click here. 

Through this feedback mechanism, we encourage you to share any/all of the following:

  • Thoughts on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (positive or constructive feedback) within HPM
  • General comments/feedback related to any/all aspects of HPM
  • Ideas for events, projects and activities focused on building community within the department
  • Anything else you would like brought to the attention of departmental leadership

We also want to note that the University has a specific hotline dedicated to reporting issues, incidents or situations of concern where you don’t feel comfortable speaking with a supervisor or other resource. To access the University’s Anonymous Reporting Hotline, click here.  To learn more, see “Resources” below.

Resources

Anonymous Reporting Hotline

Harvard University has implemented a specific hotline dedicated to reporting issues, incidents or situations of concern where you don’t feel comfortable speaking with a supervisor or other resource. The University’s Anonymous Reporting Hotline is described as follows: “Ethical and compliant behavior that reflects our community’s values is essential to providing a safe and secure environment for Harvard’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors. To encourage individuals to voice their concerns, Harvard University established the reporting hotline and website which provides the opportunity to report concerns in an anonymous manner. This hotline may be used to report a variety of ethical, integrity, safety, security, and compliance concerns and may be used by anyone, including, but not limited to students, faculty, staff, patients, suppliers, and contractors. The Anonymous Reporting Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is run by an independent, third-party provider.” To learn more about the hotline, please visit reportinghotline.harvard.edu.

Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging @ the Harvard Chan School

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (also referred to as ODI – Office of Diversity and Inclusion) is located in the Kresge Building within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Please visit their website [linked here] for full details and information on resources, programming, contact information, upcoming events, and more.

Email: ODI@hsph.harvard.edu

Resource Lists (via ODI)

Harvard Chan School Resources

University-Wide Resources

Community Resources

HPM EDIB Committee

Current Members
Arnold Epstein — Department Chair; John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management; Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean
Ellen Meara — Professor of Health Economics and Policy
Meredith Rosenthal — C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics and Policy
Nancy Turnbull — Senior Lecturer in Health Policy; Senior Associate Dean for Educational Programs
Gillian SteelFisher — Senior Research Scientist
Julie Deland — Director of Administration
Rachel Levitt — Senior Administrative and Communications Coordinator

Student Members (Current & Prior)
2022-2023
TBD

2021-2022
Aharisi Bonner —  MPH-65 Student
Omar Khan — MPH-65 Student

Recent and Upcoming Events, Trainings & Workshops

    • April 6 2022 — HPM Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Teaching Workshop (Pt. II)
      (For HPM Faculty/Instructors)

    • February 23 2022 — HPM Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Teaching Workshop (Pt. I)
      (For HPM Faculty/Instructors)
For more details or to get involved, please do not hesitate to reach out to Julie Deland (jdeland@hsph.harvard.edu) and Rachel Levitt (rlevitt@hsph.harvard.edu).