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DEI in Leadership Certificate: Health Equity is a Course

DEI in Leadership Certificate: Health Equity

Feb 1, 2023 - May 1, 2023

$599 Enroll

Full course description

What You'll Learn

Miami University's award-winning online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) courses prepare you to lead and support inclusive communities, workplaces, and organizations. Begin your journey by gaining or emphasizing foundational knowledge in five key areas. Immediately apply broad-based knowledge and strategies to your workplace, community, and interpersonal interactions.

In the Health Equity focus, you'll discover how to mitigate healthcare inequities on a systemic, organizational, and individual level. Understand how social injustice affects everyone in the healthcare system — patient, caregiver, or administrator — and how to overcome systemic racism and other structural inequities. Help drive change to make experiences more inclusive and equitable for everyone.

Earn a professional certificate at your own pace in 90 days (from February 1). Once you've completed one course, you can stack your credential with other specialized DEI topics like Coalition-Building and Inclusive Workplaces.

Program Topics

DEI Foundations

  • Biases, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions
  • Race and Anti-Racism
  • LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Ableism and Inclusion
  • Allyship and Advocacy

Health Equity

  • Emotional Well-being
  • DEI and Healthcare Inequities
  • Ageism and Age Bias

Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for community members and professionals who:

  • Want to strengthen their understanding of DEI concepts
  • Want to make an impactful contribution to their organization's inclusion efforts

Why Miami?

Miami's commitment to DEI is underscored by our Code of Love and Honor, which includes embracing a diversity of people, ideas, and experiences. In this course, which received a bronze Telly Award in 2022 for its outstanding media content, you'll learn from teacher-scholars and expert staff who propel Miami's pledge. Miami received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2020, recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Miami University is ranked in the nation's Top 50 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. We rank in the Top 10 national public universities for our commitment to undergraduate teaching — a commitment we uphold in our graduate, professional, and online programs. Learn more about Miami's academics.

Computer and Browser Requirements

A computer or laptop is recommended for an optimal learning experience. Miami University hosts this course in its learning management system, Canvas. Most browsers should work fine, but Canvas provides a list of minimum browser and computer requirements and a tool to check whether the browser you are using is up to date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund for the course, you must complete the Refund Request Form within 14 days of the course start date (February 1).

Enrollment Guidelines

The deadline to enroll in this course is April 1. You have 90 days to complete the course from the course start date (February 1). This course is currently open to those in the United States. Our payment gateway does not accept international credit cards at this time.


  • Cristina Alcalde, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
  • Rodney Coates, professor of Global and Intercultural Studies
  • Madelyn Detloff, chair and professor of English and professor of Global and Intercultural Studies
  • Ashley Johnson, senior clinical lecturer of Educational Psychology and Inclusive Special Education program coordinator
  • Denise Taliaferro Baszile, professor of Educational Leadership and associate dean for Student Services and Diversity
  • John Ward, director of Student Counseling Service
  • Melissa Thomasson, professor of Economics and associate dean of the Farmer School of Business
  • Kate de Medeiros, professor of Sociology and Gerontology
  • Suzanne Kunkel, executive director of Scripps Gerontology Center and University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gerontology