There can be no healthier future as long as there is racism that contributes to disparate health outcomes in our community and in our country. We are committed to combatting racism and promoting inclusion so that all members of the Lurie Children’s community feel valued, heard and safe and that every child can realize the promise of a healthier future.
A Message from the Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics
“Since the start of my role as Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Pediatrics, we have seen multiple life changing events occur, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd. Lurie Children’s is dedicated to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We serve children from all walks of life, including different racial and ethnic backgrounds, from all over the world, so we need health care providers of the like. This institution is working actively to improve the care and experience of all children that we serve through anti-racist policies and education, such as implicit bias training."
Valeria C. Cohran, MD, MS
Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics