2022 was a busy year for the University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We have seen many changes in our communications, and we have worked hard to share data in a meaningful way to ensure that our stakeholders know what is getting done, who is doing it, and how we can do better. At the beginning of the year, we launched our transparency website, which included a section on our self-study of health sciences as a whole.
Earlier in the year, we published the results of the first Diversity Engagement Survey (DES) which was administered by our office in 2015. We contracted with the Association of American Medical Colleges, as well as with the University of Massachusetts. It had a response rate of 23%, but those who responded were representative of the people who work in health sciences. The survey examined nine domains of engagement, and then compared our responses to the national benchmarking data. In almost every domain, our institution was firmly in the average range or middle third, as illustrated here: