Statement on Racism
Boynton Health’s mission is to advance the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the University of Minnesota community through our expertise in college health. As your clinic and public health service, we acknowledge that more needs to be done to address systemic racism and health inequities that lead to higher rates of morbidity, mortality, and other negative health outcomes for Black students, Indigenous students, and students of color.
We are committed to addressing health disparities and improving the experiences of BIPOC community members at Boynton Health – including all of our efforts within the walls of our clinic, our telemedicine, and all Boynton Health activities in partnership with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. We believe that Black lives matter and that all students should receive equitable treatment at Boynton Health and throughout the healthcare system.
Racism is a public health crisis. We are listening and engaging in conversations; we are learning from our mistakes and growing in our commitment to anti-racism. Over the coming academic year, Boynton Health will be transparent with our efforts to address inequities in our healthcare delivery, policies, and practices. We will continue to partner with students to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all of those who seek services within Boynton Health.
Learn about Boynton Health’s anti-racism work, as well as how you can provide your feedback to Boynton Health leadership and staff below.
Email feedback to [email protected].
- Boynton's Health Equity and Diversity, charge from the Director, March 2018
- Boynton Health Equity committee’s Report to Boynton Executive Leadership, March 2019
- Boynton’s Health Equity committee recommendation to Executive Leadership: 1.0 FTE Director of Equity, June 2020
- Information on how Boynton Health is examining its recruitment and hiring processes with a DEI lens