Diversity Week at Health Sciences is an offshoot of the main Diversity Week at West Virginia University, through the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The week begins Oct. 11.

Communications takeaways:

  • Diversity Week is a chance to celebrate our diverse community members, and to share why diversity, equity and inclusion is an important mission at Health Sciences.
  • We also want to acknowledge there are improvements to be made in diversity in healthcare. We are better when we are more diverse.

This toolkit specifically highlights events, facts, speakers, and key points of interest related to the events at Health Sciences. Feel free to create your own content using these posts, or take advantage of our two blank template graphics (horizontal gold and horizontal blue).

When using graphics, you must use alternative text to document what information is represented in the image. In the below example posts, alternative text is provided to you. If you are unfamiliar with accessibility in social media, please review this accessibility resource.

More content will be added during the event. 

Example social media posts

Health care, education and research only gets better with diversity.

Alternative text: Diversity Week at Health Sciences: Use #IAmWVUHealth to help celebrate our diversity across campus. Share your stories.

Diversity Week at Health Sciences: Use #IAmWVUHealth to help celebrate our diversity across campus. Share your stories.

DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT (Zoom): Inclusive Language Training. Learn why inclusive language matters and how to apply it in your patient care, outreach and research. Wednesday, October 14 at 11 a.m.

Alternative text: DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT: INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE TRAINING. Courtney Lanham, MSW, will lead the training to share why inclusive language matters and how to apply it.

DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT: INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE TRAINING. Courtney Lanham, MSW, will lead the training to share why inclusive language matters and how to apply it.

DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT (Zoom): Promoting Inclusive, Safe, and Supportive Research Environments. Diversity of thought - from education, background, culture - can bring fresh ideas and perspectives to research. Join this event Friday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m.

Alternative text: EVENT: Promoting inclusive, safe and supportive research environments. The discussion is being led by Allison Gammie, PHD, Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Services. Oct. 15 at 3pm

EVENT: Promoting inclusive, safe and supportive research environments. The discussion is being led by Allison Gammie, PHD, Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Services. Oct. 15 at 3pm

DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT (Zoom): "Science, Race and Power." Angela Saini is an independent British science journalist and author. She explores how "race" has crept back into mainstream science. Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.

Alternative text: DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT: Science, Race and Power: Award winning science journalist, author of "Superior" and "Inferior." Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. via webinar.

DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT: Science, Race and Power: Award winning science journalist, author of "Superior" and "Inferior." Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. via webinar.

Angela Saini, British journalist, comes to #WVUDiversityWeek at Health Sciences Tuesday, Oct. 13. Watch her interview with @NewScientist and explore how race and racism is impacting science and the scientific community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtF774TxiVw (Link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtF774TxiVw)

Alternative text: A photo of Sangela Saini, guest speaker at Diversity Week. DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT: Science, Race and Power: Award winning science journalist, author of "Superior" and "Inferior." Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. via webinar.

A photo of Sangela Saini, guest speaker at Diversity Week. DIVERSITY WEEK EVENT: Science, Race and Power: Award winning science journalist, author of "Superior" and "Inferior." Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. via webinar.