History and Health
We are creating a community that recognizes and embraces diverse backgrounds, identities and lived experiences. We recognize that longstanding inequalities in treatment – deeply and historically rooted – produce adverse health outcomes. We are following a thoughtful process to understand our institutional history, contribute to the healing process and create a body of knowledge for generations to come in order to better position us to produce and sustain meaningful change. We will fearlessly accept criticism and continuously learn from past shortcomings and mistakes with transparency and humility, as expressed in our VCU Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement.
Participants of the program have the opportunity to earn up to two Foundational level digital badges--History and Health: Racial Equity and History and Health: Equitable Access to Care.
Participants will also have the opportunity to earn VCU Health System DEI learning credits.
Earn a badge
Each badge only takes 4 to 5 hours. Here's how you earn it:
To receive a badge, learners must:
- Complete a minimum of four History and Health learning opportunities, which can be any combination of attendance at events and completion of self-paced online learning modules. A Foundational level digital badge is available for each of our series including History and Health: Racial Equity and History and Health: Equitable Access to Care.
- Learners who complete online learning modules must submit the Reflection Activity, which includes a form with basic biographical information (e.g., name, department) and a response to one of three prompts. Your response must be a minimum of 250 words.
Please note: it may take a few weeks to receive notification of badge status. Additional details are available here.
Earn VCU Health System DEI Credits
VCU Health System DEI learning credits can be obtained through completion of History and Health online learning modules Here's how you earn it:
Health system team members may earn DEI learning credits through the completion of History and Health online learning modules. To receive credit, learners must:
- Complete online learning modules in Workday. Please search for the History and Health learning modules in Workday to begin; view this 45 second video that demonstrates how to conduct a search in Workday.
- Submit the Reflection Activity, which includes a form with basic biographical information and a response to one of three prompts that is a minimum of 250 words.