Health Science Media Update for Diversity and Inclusion

Posted On: 8/15/20

Culturally responsive teaching has been at the forefront of many of your thoughts. You want your teaching materials to relate to your students on a personal and professional level.

Based on conversations with teachers and among the AES team, we've updated the media and photographs in three health science modules:

These updates are the first of many designed to improve the diversity, equality, and inclusion in the images within the curriculum.

How Will This Update Impact Your Students?

While these updates won't affect the curriculum content your students work through, they can leave a positive impact on your students.

As they use the curriculum, your students will see a reflection of the type of diversity, equity, and inclusion they will encounter among their peers, co-workers, and patients.

Additionally, all of your students should be able to see a representation of themselves and their personal career aspirations.

What Do the Media Changes Look Like?diversity-inclusion

Across these three modules, we updated 200 images in order to depict:

  • More young professionals
  • More male nurses
  • More female doctors
  • More females in leadership roles
  • Increased representation of race and ethnicity
  • Improved representation of diverse people and families
  • And more!

In addition, the media in these modules now feels fresh and modernized, making it more relatable for your students.

While we recognize there is always room to make regular progress in this area, we're excited for these changes as we strive to continually improve the quality of your curriculum.

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