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Committed to Equity and Justice

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is committed to action-oriented policies to address inequity and create a more welcoming, accessible and inclusive school for our students, faculty, staff and friends in the community. We believe that there are systemic problems that require complex solutions, and we are dedicated to developing and implementing those solutions in order to create not only a more equitable academic environment but also a more equitable health care system, which we believe can be done through the education of the next generation of health care leaders.

SHRS Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (OEI&CE)

This office aims to increase the preparation of students and trainees in SHRS to address health disparities and to strengthen schoolwide community engagement efforts.

In addition to the schoolwide efforts to identify barriers to inclusion and determine actionable solutions, our departments have also demonstrated autonomy and enthusiasm in tailoring these initiatives to their academic settings. Read more about their efforts here:

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Communication Science and Disorders

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Emergency Medicine students learning about intubation

Emergency Medicine

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HIM students using technology

Health Information Management

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Occupational Therapy

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Physical Therapy

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Physician Assistant Studies

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Rehabilitation Science & Technology

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Sports Medicine and Nutrition

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