Equity, Inclusion & Engagement

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to the mission, vision and values shared by both UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. At the core of these values and goals is the constant endeavor toward excellence in all that we do and toward fostering a culture of inclusion and respect among our patients, employees, learners, and the communities we serve. Through teaching, discovery and advocacy, we hope to promote equity in access to quality health care. We aim to serve Everyone, Every time, Everywhere.

Our Values

We also strongly believe in the significance of servant leadership. Our providers and staff understand the importance of community health and seek to improve the lives of the citizens of Madison, WI and beyond by engaging directly with the community, particularly under-served populations.

Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Our clinical sites at University Hospitals and Clinics and the American Family Children's center are also recognized as "Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2018 report. The annual survey is conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. The American Family Children's Hospital has earned top marks for the last five years for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.

We invite you to learn more about our diversity initiatives and community involvement. To learn more about our engagement and development initiatives with low-resource populations internationally, please visit our Global Health section.