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January 14, 2022

Where Do We Go from Here? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and health equity

Join UW Health Sciences and University of Washington Medical Center in their annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In lieu of an in-person gathering, staff and faculty from UW Medicine and the six health sciences schools created the Where Do We Go from Here? website to honor Dr. King. This site also highlights those in our community who have dedicated their lives to helping marginalized groups, notably in health equity. Some of these individuals are UW students and faculty who provide support to minority health sciences students, as well as helping to create a more equitable health environment for people in disadvantaged communities.

UW Organizations and Resources

iDENTity: Student organization that promotes diversity and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in dentistry.

Seeds of BAMM: A group of Black students at UW School of Medicine working toward creating an environment at UWSOM that protects Black patients and students.

Students of Color for Public Health: Provide a space for students of color interested in Public Health through personal, professional, academic, and social support and promote health within marginalized communities through education and service.

Office of Healthcare Equity, UW Medicine: Aims to deliver on the UWM mission to improve the health of the public by ensuring that policies and practices focus on equity, social and health justice.