In alignment with the UW Medicine Community, HATC joins in to express our outrage and sorrow over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Manuel Ellis, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the many other Black lives lost, as well as the systemic racism that Black people continue to experience. We recognize that we must act to identify and eliminate the racist policies and behaviors that our Black patients, colleagues and community members experience.

We envision a world that is free of violence and one where survivors of trauma will always be supported in their recovery. HATC has a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and we are aware that we need to do more to speak out against racial injustice and the resulting harm to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We are committed to speaking against racial disparities and to engaging in anti-racist actions through evaluating and changing our institutional policies and our individual behaviors.

We recognize that change starts within each of us. Collectively and individually, we must consider how to create the healthy, equitable and inclusive community that we desire and we are fully committed to providing a safe, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist environment for all.

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Our mission is to prevent and treat the harmful effects of traumatic experiences on survivors, families and communities. We strive to provide high quality, effective and culturally respectful care that is coordinated and multi-disciplinary. We serve the broader community through leadership, prevention, research, community and professional education and public policy advocacy.