The mission of the Hospital Hill Diversity Council is to foster an academic health center community that celebrates diversity; value and respect differences; actively engage in issues of diversity; and develop competences needed to work with diverse populations.
“The ongoing uncertain economy, rising tuition costs and the shortage of healthcare providers have created a critical demand,” said Eve McGee, director of diversity and inclusion at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. “Educating a diverse workforce is linked to the ability to provide quality patient care.”
The first fundraising event was held in September. The Hospital Hill Diversity Council sponsored the Health Sciences Scholarship Dinner and Dance at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium. The dance featured music played by popular Kansas City DJ Myron D, a mix of R&B hits, salsa and world music.