Community Engagement and Diversity Action Work Group (CEDAWG)
Since its founding in 2010, the Community Engagement and Diversity Action Work Group (CEDAWG) is a steering committee comprised of faculty and residents who work together to engage with issues of inequity and remain committed to addressing racism within our residency and sponsoring institutions. There are two resident co-chair positions (R2 & R3.)
CEDAWG Mission Statement: To promote and strengthen a relationship between the residency program and the diverse communities we serve, guided by a mindset of cultural mindfulness and compassion, in our pursuit for overall wellness for all.
Our overarching goals are to:
Create a connection within our patients' communities through mindful communication.
Empower these diverse communities through the acts of education, mentoring, and relationship-building.
Better the health and wellness of the communities we serve through a community-based approach.
Learn the importance of developing cultural mindfulness when working within the communities we serve.
CEDAWG's sponsored activities include: quarterly social events (e.g. Posada, karaoke, sushi making, movie nights), quarterly resident and faculty meeting, hosting CEDAWG sponsored grand rounds (e.g. Differential Treatment of Pain in the Hospital, Critical Race Theory), pre-orientation URM intern welcome reception.