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Racism is devastating to us as individuals and to all of us as a society. It results in limited educational opportunities, increased rates of poverty, poor health outcomes – and death.

— Vice Chancellor Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD

As an organization dedicated to improving health, UCSF must work to dismantle structural racism and the impact of bias. We must build and nurture diverse health care and science leaders, provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients, and live the full meaning of our principles of community and PRIDE Values. To achieve a community defined by these values, we have launched the UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative, partnering with leaders across campus and UCSF Health.

The list below represents the first of the efforts underway. Updates and new efforts will be added as they develop.

Increase Accountability

UCSF Safety Task Force

  • Chancellor Hawgood has charged this task force to: "Recommend ways to ensure that UCSF's policing and security protocols serve our community without discrimination, bias, or unnecessary use of force, and create a safe and welcoming environment for all."
  • Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dan Lowenstein and Vice Chancellor Renee Navarro are co-chairing the task force.
  • The Safety Task Force held its inaugural meeting on July 27, 2020.
Increase Accountability
Expand Learning

UCSF-Wide Education and Training

  • In fall 2020, UCSF will implement mandatory Foundational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for all faculty, staff, and learners.
  • The Differences Matter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training has been expanded to include faculty and staff from across campus and UCSF Health.
  • The Chancellor's Cabinet is committed to its own ongoing education in anti-racism and is developing its own development and training plan.
Develop Curriculum

Anti-Racism Curriculum

Develop Curriculum
Advance Hiring

Advancing Excellence in Staff Recruitment

  • UCSF Human Resources, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Outreach, will implement a UCSF-wide process improvement to disrupt the unconscious bias present in our hiring and promotions processes. This includes data-driven practices and standard work for senior staff and leadership positions (M3 and above). This is analogous to the Faculty Equity Advisor Program, incorporating Staff Equity Advisors and the requirement for Contributions to Diversity statements in recruitment.
  • UCSF leadership has formalized the guideline that all committees appointed by the Chancellor or members of the Chancellor's Cabinet should be comprised of 50% women and underrepresented minorities (URM).
Foster Dialogue

Anti-Racism Communication and Accountability

Foster Dialogue