Anti-Racism Initiative

As an organization dedicated to improving health, UCSF has committed itself to dismantling structural racism and the impact of bias. Our mission is to 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. Our anti-racism efforts are focused on seven major areas of work, which comprise the seven pillars of the initiative.

To view the full Report of Goals and Measures (August, 2021), click here.

 

  • A Safe and Welcoming Climate,
  • Anti-Racism Knowledge Gaps,
  • Equity in Decision-Making,
  • Diversity in Leadership,
  • Equity in Patient Care,
  • A Commitment to the Bay Area,
  • Equity in Research
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Renee Navarro,  PharmD, MD

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.

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Renee Navarro,  PharmD, MD
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UCSF-Wide Education and Training

A Safe and Welcoming Climate

We're working to create a healthy, safe, and welcoming climate for employees and learners at UCSF. Efforts include the expansion of the CARE Advocate program, implementing a universal policy to require wearing ID on campus at all times, and developing protocols for using standard land acknowledgment.

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UCSF-Wide Education and Training
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Anti-Racism Curriculum
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Anti-Racism Curriculum

Anti-Racism Knowledge Gaps

UCSF is addressing anti-racism knowledge gaps by increasing training opportunities for members of our community, including the launch of mandatory foundational DEI training for all faculty, staff and learners.

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Alisa Yee

Equity in Decision-Making

Our mission is to embed equity as part of essential criteria in the decisions we make by evaluating contributions to diversity statements in faculty advancement portfolios, helping managers leverage restorative justice practices, and more.

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Alisa Yee
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UCSF Safety Task Force
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UCSF Safety Task Force

Diversity in Leadership

UCSF is working to achieve demographic diversity in leadership (M3 and above) by expanding the Staff Equity Advisor recruitment model, reviewing high-profile leadership development opportunities, and building a leadership development program for all leaders. 

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Dr. Alma Martinez, director of Admissions and Outreach at UCSF

Equity in Patient Care

UCSF is striving to achieve equity in patient care, including affiliates. We are working with the UCSF Policy Review Committee, to identify and revise policies that may be racist or have a differential impact on specific populations.

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Dr. Alma Martinez, director of Admissions and Outreach at UCSF
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Anti-Racism Communication and Accountability
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Anti-Racism Communication and Accountability

A Commitment to the Bay Area

We are furthering UCSF's commitment to the Bay Area through the efforts of the Anchor Institution, focusing specifically on our workforce, procurement, and investments.

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UCSF-Wide Training

Equity in Research

We are making structural changes required to address equity and anti-racism for research endeavors at UCSF​ by establishing a system of accountability, promoting and supporting anti-racism scholarship, and more.

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UCSF-Wide Training

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