The CDA has been charged by the UAMS administration to take a leadership role in increasing diversity and improving cultural competency across the four domains of the institutional mission: patient care, education, research, and outreach. As the umbrella entity for diversity across the UAMS system, the CDA is in the process of developing structures and activities that will enable it to:

Provide direction and support for the planning and coordination of related activities across the UAMS system

Conduct monitoring, data collection and reporting

Make recommendations on relevant policies and practices

Promote research and scholarship

Facilitate dialogue and understanding

Raise awareness about UAMS initiatives, practices and programs

Provide coordination and communication among UAMS entities dedicated to diversity:

  • Chancellor’s Diversity Committee
  • Chancellor’s Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Task Force