Our Mission

The Office of Health, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (O-HEID) exists to uphold Kennedy Krieger Institute’s commitment to a culture of civility, equity, diversity, and inclusion for everyone we serve. We are dedicated to removing the barriers of social injustice and inequities by promoting health equity and social justice principals through anti-racist programs and policies. In addition, O-HEID educates those who, work, train and receive services at the Institute through culturally relevant, evidence- and equity-based approaches that assure diversity and inclusion.

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About Us

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Resources
Whether you want to have a conversation with your children, or provide yourself an opportunity for reflection and learning, you can use these resources for education on the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For Children

Resources for having a conversation with your children.

Articles

Articles that inform on the principals of civility, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Books

Books that inform on the principals of civility, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

In Their Own Words

Hear directly from Kennedy Krieger Institute staff members, and learn about their commitment to a culture of civility, equity, diversity, and inclusion for everyone we serve.

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Glorietta Friend is known at Kennedy Krieger as “Glo,” an apt nickname for a woman who has brightened the lives of so many. Click here to read more.

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Folasade Onasanya, a nurse in our Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU), came to Kennedy Krieger from Nigeria, where she was greatly inspired by her high school principal. Click here to read more

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Dr. Arthur Hill counts his parents among his heroes for the ways they continued their education and became lifelong learners, and he hopes to inspire his students and younger family members by setting a good example for them. Click here to read more.