Dedicated to former President Daniel K. Church, PhD,  the Center for Social Justice & Diversity  supports the education and training of Bastyr community members in culturally responsive practices and dismantling of health inequities and disparities. The Center, being a part of the University’s overall DEI structure, focuses on the following areas:

Student Support: We work to ensure that Bastyr becomes an inclusive and welcoming community for all that choose to pursue their education through formal and informal mentorship, community building and restorative conflict resolution.

Skill Building Among Bastyr Community: We provide various training opportunities for students, staff and faculty to ensure that future and current practitioners provide culturally informed and responsive care.

Research Opportunities: We provide mentorship opportunities in research that promote culturally responsive practices in healthcare and advances health access and equity.

Community Events: We provide events open to members of the Bastyr community that align with the mission and vision of the Center. Events include: sponsorship to attend conferences and events held in the broader Seattle community related to social justice, diversity and inclusion.

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We support the education of future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences by creating a welcoming and inclusive learning community, providing opportunities for developing cultural responsiveness and humility, and preparing advocates to dismantle health inequities and disparities.


The Center for Social Justice and Diversity will transform the health and well-being of the human community through its commitment to ensuring that all people have access to quality and culturally responsive health care.

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