Cultural Transformation in Healthcare: Challenges and Reflections

March 26, 2024

The healthcare industry plays a pivotal role in society, offering essential services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. In the latest episode of the Uplifting Impact podcast, host Deanna Singh and guest Robin Johnson delve into the nuances of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within healthcare.

Throughout the conversation, they highlight the challenges healthcare professionals face when navigating personal identities and stress the importance of self-reflection for achieving cultural transformation. Robin, a multiracial woman with a unique perspective, shares her journey from focusing on children's education to facilitating institutional change within the healthcare sector.

The episode also emphasizes the critical role cultural competency plays in healthcare and the urgent need for systemic change. It emphasizes the importance of equipping all staff with the necessary skills to provide inclusive care, ensuring that every individual feels welcome and supported within the healthcare system.

To gain valuable insights into the complexities of DEI within the healthcare industry and how it intersects with Robin's personal journey, tune in to this thought-provoking episode. Don't forget to share it with others and subscribe to the Uplifting Impact podcast to stay informed on future conversations that empower positive change.


  • Navigating marginalized and privileged identities for personal and professional growth

  • Robin Johnson's journey as a multiracial woman in an affluent white community and her focus on DEI in healthcare

  • Creating safe and inclusive spaces within institutions, particularly in healthcare

  • Importance of cultural competency in healthcare for personalized and inclusive care

  • Equipping healthcare professionals with the necessary tools and understanding for inclusive care

  • Scaling and replicating moments of reflection and growth in DEI work

  • Systematizing cultural competency across institutions for inclusive and equitable care


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