Diversity in Academics

For Residents

Diversity, inclusion, equity and justice are important at CHA. Join us as we work to make change happen.

Diversity Steering Committee

The Diversity Steering Committee is an interdisciplinary group of self-identified trainees and trainee-appointed faculty members committed to improving the recruitment, retention, and support of CHA trainees and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenious and People of Color (BIPOC). We are working towards an educational environment that values diversity, inclusion and health equity. Our group spans across many CHA training programs (in psychiatry, psychology, family medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), and we are actively expanding to include all departments at CHA.

We create a centralized, collaborative environment for trainees and faculty from different departments to coordinate and unify efforts with the goal of directing work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism across the organization. We advocate for opportunities to make our institution more aligned with these values, and we aim to promote the discussion and development of a needs assessment and evaluation mechanism that can be used within each department as a quality improvement measure. We also advocate for the development of curriculum that addresses health equity, anti-racism and implicit bias.

Resources for CHA Trainees and Faculty

  • Activities

    Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) - Holds various cultural and artistic events in the Chinatown neighborhood

  • Health Initiatives

    Sister to Sister is a Black women's health initiative in Cambridge that aims to address barriers to improved health outcomes in the Black community

    The Men’s Health League is a Cambridge initiative which addresses the prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, especially in men of color. Fitness Brothers is a program of The Men’s Health League. It is a community-based fitness program for men, designed to promote healthy living through camaraderie. 

    Asian Women's Health Initiative

    Tufts Asian Health Initiative if you choose to get care outside of the CHA network.

  • Accessibility in Boston

    Boston Disabilities Commission - Increases opportunities for people with disabilities by facilitating full and equal participation in all aspects of life within the City of Boston. Works towards compliance with Title II of the ADA. Provides information and referral, architectural access review, and advocacy on disability issues. 1 City Hall Square, Room 967, Boston, MA 02201. 617-635-2541

    Boston Center for Independent Living - Advocacy group that works on issues such as accessible housing, healthcare, and transportation issues. 60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111. 617-338-6665

  • Places of Worship

    Iglesia Hispana de la Comunidad - Hispanic Community Church of Boston - 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance

    List of predomenantly Black churches

  • Hair Salons

    Simply Erinn’s Unisex Hair Salon - 268 Brookline St Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Events, Arts and Music

    Annual Dragon Boat Festival

    The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College

    EMW Bookstore - 934 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 - Community-oriented space and resource for peoples from marginalized identities to pursue our creative visions.

  • Languages

    Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers 

    Medical spanish classes for healthcare providers.
    90 Canal Street, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02114. Phone: 617-237-6487

Moving Forward: From Diversity to Justice and Health Equity

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