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DEI: Health Equity


$175 Enroll

Full course description

Are you experiencing issues with the payment portal? Interested in group rates or employer payment options? Please contact Miami Online for assistance (, 513-529-6068).

What You'll Learn

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. You'll receive a verified digital badge upon successful completion of the course.

Course Topics

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

DEI in Leadership Certificate

Complete the DEI Foundations course and any additional DEI course (Coalition-Building, Health Equity, and Inclusive Workplaces) to earn Miami University's DEI in Leadership Certificate.

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 3 days of enrollment.


  • 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