Education & Training

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) hosts a variety of training and educational opportunities in collaboration with the Office of Pediatric Education to create a culture of continuous reflection, learning, and action.  

Health Equity Advanced through Learning (HEAL) Initiative


Originally developed through the Stanford Pediatrics Advancing Anti-Racism Coalition (SPAARC) in 2020, the Health Equity Advanced through Learning (HEAL) Initiative encompasses 3 educational opportunities for the Department of Pediatrics and Stanford Medicine Children's Health:

  • HEAL Anti-Racism Seminar
  • Health Equity Rounds
  • Huddle Guides

The HEAL Initiative is co-led by Drs. Baraka Floyd and Allison Guerin, and supported by the Manager of DEIJ and HEAL Coordinator through the Stanford Pediatrics Office of DEIJ.

HEAL Seminars

HEAL Seminars are educational workshops intended to provide foundational DEIJ knowledge, offer tools to help create more inclusive work and learning environments, and supplement our collective and individual efforts to advance equity in our work and personal lives. The HEAL Seminars are 2-4 hour trainings that encompass a wide range of DEIJ topics.

Anti-Racism Seminar

Content originally developed in partnership with the Pediatric Residency Program and Stanford University experts in DEI and anti-racism.

Outcomes Data:

  • In FY22, over 1,000 faculty, staff, and trainees in the Department of Pediatrics completed the Seminar. Seminars were led by 26 staff and faculty facilitators
  • The seminar was rated effective in teaching anti-racism concepts and impacted participants’ practice. 
  • In FY23, 450 leaders from Stanford Medicine Children’s Health will complete the HEAL Anti-Racism Seminar. 

Microaggressions Seminar

Two-hour educational workshop on foundational concepts, understanding microaggressions and their impact, and communication strategies to address microaggressions.

Outcomes Data:

  • In FY23, the Department of Pediatrics set a goal for 70% of faculty and staff to complete either the HEAL Microaggressions Seminar or HEAL Gender Seminar.


Gender Seminar

Two-hour educational workshop on foundational concepts, gender diversity and gender as a spectrum, gender oppression, and allyship strategies to address gender bias in the workplace.

Outcomes Data:

  • In FY23, the Department of Pediatrics set a goal for 70% of faculty and staff to complete either the HEAL Microaggressions Seminar or HEAL Gender Seminar.

Health Equity Rounds

Health Equity Rounds (HER) is a case-based learning series focused on issues related to health equity and approaching patient care with a DEI lens.

Presenters use real case discussions to highlight the role of bias, oppression, and other barriers in care and provide individual and local-level tools to mitigate them.

The goal of this initiative is to apply a structural competency lens to clinical care and apply lessons learned from HER to quality improvement and process improvement to address inequities with multidisciplinary partners. 

Learn more about Health Equity Rounds (HER) by clicking here

Outcomes Data:

  • In FY22, 14 divisions at Stanford completed a Health Equity Rounds session. HER sessions were rated as impacting participants’ practice.  

Faculty Leads

Health Equity Rounds is co-led by:

Amit Singh, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Hospital Medicine
Rebecca Kameny, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology

Huddle Guides

Huddle Guides are one-page guides designed to use in short huddles or recurring meetings.

The primary objective is to make DEI and Health Equity topics part of standard work.

Outcomes Data:

  • The HEAL Team has promoted these as part of the Faculty Practice Organization (FPO) and is currently collaborating with the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Johnson Center with plans to deploy them across the hospital as part of a new DEI and Health Equity Message of the Month.

HEAL Initiative Contact Information

HEAL in the Department of Pediatrics

For questions about the HEAL Initiative in the Department of Pediatrics, please contact:

HEAL Initiative at LPCH

For questions about the HEAL Anti-Racism Seminar, Health Equity Rounds, and Huddle Guides implementation at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, please contact:

Pathway Programs to Support UIM Learners

The PIPS (Pediatric Internship Program at Stanford) is a 5-week internship focused on science medicine that is open to high school rising juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds in the Bay Area to learn about research.

For more information, click here.

The Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) Program recognizes that Stanford Medicine's ideal of true community engagement is unlikely to occur without a workforce that is diverse in many ways. This includes individuals who are UIM and others whose backgrounds and experiences would diversify their clinical fields.

For more information, click here.

The PRESS (Promoting  Resident Experiences in the Subspecialties at Stanford) Program is designed for underrepresented in medicine (UIM) Pediatrics residents to visit Stanford and do a 1 month rotation to learn about a Stanford Pediatrics  fellowship program.

For more information, click here.

GME Programs to Support Diversity

The Stanford Medicine LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity) Program is a 10-month longitudinal leadership program for residents and fellows accross GME to develop leadership and scholarship skills in addressing issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), to produce leaders in academic medicine dedicated to EDI, and to improve the culture of medicine.

For more information, click here