The Medical College of Wisconsin posts stories and vignettes throughout the year to honor the diversity of its faculty, staff and students, and to celebrate those who make up our community. Some of the events we specifically highlight include Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and Native American Heritage Month. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of these populations, offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities. The vignettes highlight members of the MCW community and contributions they have made.
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February is Black History Month – a time in which to learn, honor and pay tribute to the achievements of African-American and black men and women throughout history and to highlight the contributions of our African-American and black faculty and staff as well as Medical College programs that improve the health and health care of underserved populations – including African Americans and blacks.
March is Women's History Month – a time in which to learn, honor and pay tribute to the achievements of women throughout history and to highlight the contributions of our women faculty, staff and students as well as our commitment across all of our missions to advance women’s issues and women’s health.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately. Asian-Pacific encompasses all of Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea; India; Southeast Asian countries like Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand; the Philippines; and Pakistan.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month - National Hispanic Heritage Month was created to celebrate the cultures, histories and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.