Video Resources for Equity and Diversity: "Walking the Talk"
Updated December 21, 2021
Michelle Wimes, Senior Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Children's Mercy invites you to take part in "Walking the Talk," a new video series around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Let's learn and grow together!
Walking the Talk: CM Pride
CM Pride, an Employee Resource Group, is focused on being a resource that offers more support to patients, staff and the larger community who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Michelle Wimes sat down with leaders of CM Pride and the Office of Equity and Diversity to learn more about what CM Pride does to foster a welcoming culture of diversity and inclusion.
Walking the Talk: Diverse Representation in Health Care
The STAR 2.0 Program at Children’s Mercy provides a hands-on, high-quality experience for high school students from racial or ethnic under-represented groups in medicine and science. Michelle Wimes explores the importance of diverse representation in health care with Dr. Gerald Woods.
Walking the Talk: DEI Joy Gallery (with Audio Description)
The Joy Gallery at Children’s Mercy is a physical manifestation of inclusion on our walls. Michelle Wimes explores how this gallery came to be and how it showcases the wonderment and joy in each child, regardless of their differences.
Walking the Talk: Interfaith Inclusion at Children's Mercy
We strive to be a welcoming place for employees of all faiths, and for those who have none. Michelle Wimes sat down with members of our Spiritual Services and Interfaith Employee Resource Group (ERG) to learn more about how faith inclusion, including fostering a culture of empathy and belonging, is manifested at Children’s Mercy.
Walking the Talk: Glass Ceiling
To honor Women's History Month, Michelle sat down with Children's Mercy medical and research trainees to learn more about the obstacles they've overcome, who they see shattering glass ceilings, and what excites them about the future.
Walking the Talk: Wheatley Provident Hospital
In honor of Black History Month, Michelle Wimes traveled to the 18th & Vine district with Dr. Jane Knapp, a retired pediatrician and Children's Mercy historian, to learn more about the history of Wheatley Provident Hospital and how it connects to the history of diversity, equity and inclusion at Children’s Mercy.