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Diversity

Shands DiversityHere at UF Health, diversity refers to all the ways in which people differ and how those differences affect the way we think and act. By managing and valuing diversity, our goal is to create an environment which ensures that all employees and customers are respected and included, that utilizes the full potential of every employee to improve productivity and that is flexible enough to adapt to change.

We recognize that within our workplace, diversity can mean where you fit in the organizational structure and what your role is, as well as where you grew up, where you went to school and where live and worship today. There are also all those aspects that make up the “you” we know as a unique individual.

UF Health has a strong organizational commitment to diversity, with specialized educational efforts and mandatory training programs for all employees and managers.

Our Diversity Goal: to create an environment open and accepting of individual differences, where all employees can maximize their potential

Diversity Initiatives

Our many initiatives include:

  • Diversity Ambassadors Group
  • Departmental Diversity Teams
  • Diversity Awareness Events
  • Staff-Level Diversity Training Workshops
  • Patient Diversity Training
  • Managing Generational Differences Program
  • “Lunch & Learn” Sessions
  • Cultural Holiday Celebrations
  • Online Diversity Store
  • “Spotlight On Diversity” Newsletter