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Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers + The Proximity Project Distinction in Diversity Program

Take your justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) work to the next level with proximity!


Join us for a year-long cohort experience that centers underrepresented voices, deepens understanding and community ties, and energizes healthcare professionals

for sustained JEDI work.


Guided Program Overview


The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) and The Proximity Project are offering a unique year-long training program for healthcare professionals looking to deepen their JEDI work and build enduring ties with marginalized communities.


The Distinction in Diversity program will bring together healthcare professionals from independent academic medical centers across the country for ten two-hour-long monthly virtual training sessions bookended with in-person learning and community-building experiences.


This program is not an isolated, intellectual exercise— leaders connect closely with patients, caregivers, and community leaders whose truth and insights inform participants’ reflections and actions. Distinction in Diversity is for doers, learners, and healthcare professionals seeking to challenge themselves to make a greater impact on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Distinction in Diversity builds upon the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Center’s eighteen-month National Initiative VIII JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and The Proximity Project’s eight-week training program for healthcare leaders.  For more information, visit