Diversity is the richness of human differences. Inclusion is when everyone feels connected, valued and engaged. We believe that because of diversity we excel; through inclusion we respect; focused on equity we serve, heal, educate and innovate.

Our Stories

Stories of Mass General and our work to center equity and inclusion.

About the Leadership in Equity Project

Our goal is to influence and inspire health care leaders to work and take action in healthcare equity.

Our Strategic Goals

Under the leadership of Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Mass General is developing innovative strategies across our mission to measurably improve equity and inclusion in:

Clinical Care

  • Identify and address disparities and achieve equity in our quality of care
  • Recruit, retain, promote and support diverse talent across the organization, at all levels
  • Create a welcoming, respectful environment for all, including patients and staff


  • Diversify researchers, research participants and our research agenda


  • Train all caregivers to effectively communicate and care for diverse populations, and work effectively and respectfully in teams

Community Health

  • Diversify our patient population and further strengthen our community engagement

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Find details about our strategic diversity initiatives at Mass General.