Focus Area 4

What's New

  1. Creation of a Health Equity Council at UCSF Health
  2. Equity Toolkits for Oversight Departments and Patient Experience Departments
  3. Helped launch UCSF Health's effort to systematically collect race and detailed ethnicity data from patients: We Ask Because We Care
  • As part of UCSF Health’s commitment to health equity and in alignment with the PRIME Program and the UCSF School of Medicine Differences Matter Initiative, UCSF Health implemented on February 28, 2017 a new work flow to more systematically and accurately collect race and ethnicity data directly from our patients. We plan to use this data to help identify potential health disparities and take appropriate measures to eliminate any disparities that we detect. Our staff are essential to collecting this data accurately and consistently so that our patients get the highest quality care. Please note that patients can choose multiple categories or decline to provide their demographic information. Importantly, their information will not be shared outside the health care system.

Dean's Diversity Leaders

  • Alicia Fernandez, MD, Professor, Medicine
  • Malcolm John, MD, Professor, Medicine
  • Meshell Johnson, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Noelle Lee, Special Projects Manager, Office of Population Helath and Accountable Care, UCSF Health
  • Natalie Purcell, PhD, MPA, Patient Centered Care Program Director, SFVAMC
  • Eric Shovein, JD, Presidential Management Fellow, Health Systems Specialist, SFVAMC

Goal 4: Identify and address health care disparities in the clinical environments and UCSF and UCSF afilliates (ZSFG and SFVAMC as phase one targets) and ensure that health care professionals are skilled in working with diverse communities.

    Objective 4.1: Measure, analyze and address racial, ethnic and cultural differences in health care quality in our institutions.

    Objective 4.2: Partner with other delivery systems and community agencies to address chronic health care needs ensuring tailoring to the needs of our diverse population.