Anti racism support and tools

Please Watch the Michigan Medicine Town Hall on Anti-Racism

Announcement from Michigan Medicine on Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Health Equity

Michigan Medicine unequivocally recognizes racism as a public health crisis, and we should be standing out as leaders against inequality. We are committed to creating fundamental change that leads to a culture of anti-racism, and a medical school and health system that are leaders in equity, justice and inclusiveness for people of all colors.

As part of this, we are passionate about ensuring that Michigan Medicine is a leader in health equity. We must be vocal about the fact that people of color in America remain negatively and disproportionately impacted by violence, limited access to quality health care and poor health outcomes.  We must move to understand and eliminate these disparities. 

Michigan Medicine recently formed an Anti-Racism Oversight Committee that is working diligently with leadership, the White Coats for Black Lives chapter, as well as our Office for Health Equity & Inclusion and others, to ensure that this movement is not a moment in time but, instead, leads to actions and real and sustainable change. 

Creating an anti-racism community is consistent with Michigan Medicine core values and is a health equity issue that will lead to improved access to quality care and reduced disparities for people of color.

We have compiled a list of support resources to help individuals, teams and departments fight racism and at the end of the page you will find a discrimination conversation tool.

We are going to be updating and adding to this list to be inclusive of all communities. Please stay tuned! 

Support for the Asian American Community

Xenophobia Resources

University of Michigan Resources 

Organizational Learning Guides and Resources

Community Resources 

Local Book Resources 

Harassment and Discrimination Support Resources and University Reporting

Support for U-M Staff, Faculty and Patients

If you are facing challenging interpersonal conflicts at work with colleagues or a supervisor, or you are experiencing bias, discrimination or harassment, there is support available to all university employees, free of charge. We encourage you to review the following list of resources and seek the help that’s right for you.


Michigan Medicine Non-Discrimination Policy

Michigan Medicine complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

Michigan Medicine does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.


Office for Institutional Equity (OIE):

OIE responds to individual concerns of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, including but not limited to sexual misconduct, and provides guidance regarding broader institutional issues related to race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. 

OIE also provides guidance regarding the university's responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar laws, including information for individuals with disabilities who wish to seek accommodations or raise accessibility concerns.

Visit, call 734-763-0235 or email


Michigan Medicine Human Resources:

The Human Resources Solutions Center (HRSC) is staffed by well-trained HR professionals to provide friendly, reliable, and timely service for the traditional transactional work expected of Human Resources. The HRSC is positioned to provide outstanding service to our internal customers and employees for everything from general inquiries to more complex solutions focused on matters such as compensation, leaves of absence and employment transactions. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HR office location is currently closed and all staff are working remotely. If you need immediate attention, please call (734) 647-5538 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Compliance Office: To report financial, regulatory, substance abuse and patient safety issues, please or call 1-866-990-0111


Patient Discrimination:

To report an incident of Patient discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, please contact Matthew Galvan, Discrimination Investigator/Coordinator, Michigan Medicine Shared Human Resources, 734-647-1874, 


Clinical Ethics Consultation Service:

The Clinical Ethics Service offers adult and pediatric ethics consultation services across Michigan Medicine, and are available 24/7/365. More information about the adult and pediatric ethics committees and consultation services can be found on theAdult Ethics Committee and Pediatric Ethics Committee web pages.


Confidential Support 

Staff Ombuds:

An independent department that provides strictly confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution and problem-solving services to university staff. The Ombuds will assist by listening to you, answering questions, and providing information and referrals to help you resolve your concern most effectively. To schedule an appointment, email the Staff Ombuds at,


Office of the University Faculty Ombuds:

A confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for information and assistance to faculty members. It helps in resolving academic and administrative problems and disputes through procedures that may be preferable to a formal grievance or judicial proceedings.

*Note: instead of the staff ombuds, bargained-for staff are supported by union stewards who can provide support regarding work-related conflicts or other concerns.


Mediation Services:

Confidential support provided by professionally trained and experienced mediators to understand, address and resolve workplace problems. Call (734) 615-4789 or email


Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience:

Counselors provide confidential counseling, consultation, coaching and stress debriefing services, free of charge. Call 734-763-5409 or email


Building Community 

Black Voices




Middle Eastern 


Working Families This is the Zoom link for the meeting:


Women of Color Task Force 

The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) is a University of Michigan staff organization, founded in 1979, that provides professional development, networking, and training opportunities for employees, with a focus on addressing the needs of women of color staff. For more information please visit


U-M Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APID/A) Staff Association


Advancing Asians in Leadership Network


Voices of the Staff 

Participants join more than 100 staff members from across all campuses to meet monthly, serving on one of six topic-specific network teams.

This is your opportunity to be heard:

  • Provide creative and effective staff input

  • Develop resources and special events