Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement

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The Diversity and Community Engagement Office offers a range of opportunities, resources, and events both within and beyond the health system. We promote inclusion and equity for patients and families, team members, and community members throughout the region.

Our Mission 

To cultivate an inclusive community that embraces, values, and celebrates diversity and creates an engaging, equitable environment.

Learn more about our mission and goals.

    A Welcome From Dr. Downs

    Tracy Downs, MD, FACS, discusses his role as UVA's inaugural Chief Diversity and Community Engagement Officer. View diversity transcript.

    Inclusion in our Environment

    UVA Health promotes health equity through services and programs for patients and families. These include:

    Land Acknowledgement

    We acknowledge the Monancan People as the traditional custodians of the land in and around Charlottesville.

    Get in Touch

    Contact us with your comments or concerns.

    Melody Pannell, Director
    Contact Melody by email or call 434.243.5920

    Tonya R. Fredericks, Senior Executive Assistant
    Contact Tonya by email or call 434.243.5920