The IDEA Council fosters the development of medical professionals in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As learners and leaders within our community, we center on the identity of our patients, families, and colleagues as we pursue equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive care for all.
Each year, the IDEA Council focuses on a broader topic such as racism, sexism, or ableism. Monthly IDEA Rounds are held with all members of the PHM division. The framework of IDEA rounds is the ARC (awareness, relationship, and commitment) model of social justice. Each session focuses on a specific topic within the IDEA Council’s yearly theme and is facilitated by the IDEA Council’s leadership team. Through focused discussion panels, IDEA Rounds also creates space to listen and learn from community members, patients, families, and colleagues within our most impacted communities. The aim of IDEA rounds is not just to improve education and awareness but to impact change through commitment to action.