Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Health
The Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health (REACH) committee aims to reduce health disparities between different racial, ethnic and cultural groups through advocacy, education and service. Our goals include strengthening cultural competency in medical education, promoting diversity of the physician workforce, and empowering future physicians to actively engage in the political and social movement towards health equity.
“Health equity is within our REACH”
Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU Healthcare
The Native Health Initiative (NHI) is a partnership to address inequities in health through loving service. NHI uses the ethical gold standard of health equity to address social determinants of health, including cultural education, youth empowerment, racism, and colonialism. The means and funding source for the work is "Loving Service" or giving from the heart, allowing NHI to amass over 10,000 volunteer hours a year toward addressing inequities. Students are encouraged to apply for the following programs:
- Summer internships in NM and NC
- Indigenous health leadership institute
- Native youth pipeline project