Ann-Marie Knight was hired as vice president of Community Engagement and chief diversity officer for UF Health Jacksonville. Madeline Joseph, MD, was appointed associate dean for inclusion and equity for the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Together, they are working to build upon the UF Health Diversity Council’s accomplishments since it began more than 10 years ago.
Knight and Joseph are quickly building programming that ensures coordinated efforts are focused on matters of inclusion, such as policies, procedures, trends assessment, staff engagement and training, to name a few.
In this issue of Open Lines, you’ll learn about the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, or IDEA, roadmap, which provides direction for the work ahead. With this in hand, the Diversity Council and IDEA Advisory Council, with support from IDEA champions, will develop initiatives that ensure unification across the enterprise — UF Health Jacksonville, the UF College of Medicine and UF Jacksonville Physicians Inc. — truly a One UF approach.