HEDI Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to serve as an initial guide for individuals, teams and departments to increase awareness and drive change toward greater equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism within UCLA Health.

Health equity, diversity and inclusion (HEDI) education for UCLA Health team members

The Office of HEDI created a comprehensive toolkit to help the UCLA Health workforce foster a work environment that actively opposes racism and bias.

HEDI Toolkit cover – Taking action today to build an equitable tomorrow.

What’s in the HEDI Toolkit?

The HEDI toolkit consists of selected readings, videos and discussion questions. It is designed to:

  • Encourage individual self-reflection
  • Guide group discussions
  • Inspire collective action

The content will increase your understanding and awareness of racism, bias, health inequities and social injustices while promoting anti-racism principles and practices.

We hope you will use this toolkit to ensure equitable treatment and outcomes for your patients while celebrating diversity and creating a sense of belonging for all staff and patients.

How do I use the toolkit?

The toolkit can be used as a guide for individual and/or group directed learning. It is not meant to serve as formal UCLA Hospital and Clinic System EDI training. Formal EDI and anti-racism training will be implemented for all UCLA Hospital and Clinic System leaders and staff.

While this toolkit will assist in increasing awareness of racism, bias, health inequities and social injustices, transforming into an individual or organization that upholds anti-racism and anti-bias principles requires time, persistence and intentional action.

We welcome and invite questions, concerns or ideas

We welcome your ideas on how to best co-develop our future steps to achieve an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and circumstances.