• By Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity

March 29, 2021
Mayo Clinic medical personel in scrubs, white jackets and protective face masks in a hospital corridor having a conversation

"Mayo Clinic stands united in strong commitment toward anti-racism and rejecting all discrimination," says Dr. Anjali Bhagra, medical director for Mayo Clinic's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. "Our vision is to create a global environment of empowered belonging for everyone. This vision of belonging is a welcoming culture where all voices and perspectives are encouraged, acknowledged, celebrated and valued." 

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Bhagra talks about Mayo partnering with the World Economic Forum, and she describes what she calls an ecosystem of change that includes health care professionals, social scientists, life scientists and political scientists. Dr. Bhagra also defines the words "equity," "inclusion" and "diversity," and she explains what "social determinants of health" means.

Watch: Dr. Bhagra discusses Mayo Clinic's commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.

Read the full transcript.

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