Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion
The mission of Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) is to exchange and promote sharing of ideas about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion regarding the medical education curriculum to further advance the educational, medical, and scientific standards of the School of Medicine. This group will look to aid students, faculty, and other organizations in the LSUHS institution to advocate for curricular changes by collecting, organizing, and recording the voice of the students regarding integrating diversity and equity topics within our standard education. The purpose to incorporate JEDI is to provide a continual impact on the evolution of medical curriculum at LSU Health Shreveport for the betterment of our education and community.
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.