Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

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To build an institution that is rooted in justice and equity to nurture an inclusive culture and to cultivate and implement effective strategies for the just and equitable provision of education, discovery, and patient care.


BCH values all employees by embracing their diverse talents, perspectives, and experiences, and fostering inclusion that inspires innovation, encourages respect and promotes unlimited success.


To build an empathetic, supportive and equitable environment for the present and future UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals community.


To attract and sustain a diverse workforce by recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining high-performing employees who work collaboratively to carry out the mission for BCH.




50th Anniversary Celebration of the UCSF Sickle Cell Center of Excellence 

November 2, 2023 | 4 pm - 6 pm UCSF Benioff Children’s Outpatient Center 744 52nd St. | Oakland, CA

This event marks five decades of groundbreaking research, compassionate care, and unwavering commitment to advancing the understanding and treatment of sickle cell disease.

Please join us for a celebration with music, food and inspirational speakers.


Re-Envisioning Cancer Research in Asian American Populations: Data and Community

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 12 pm - 1:30 PT


The Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) is pleased to announce that Scarlett Lin Gomez, MPH, PhD is the 2023 Christopher N.H. Jenkins Award recipient. This award recognizes Dr. Gomez’s significant achievements in community-oriented cancer prevention and control efforts for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Dr. Gomez is a Professor in UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a key member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she is part of the Population Sciences Program and a part of the Leadership Committee of the Prostate Cancer Program.

Dr. Gomez’s many accomplishments include the development of the California Neighborhoods Data System, a compilation of small-area level data on social and built environmental characteristics and has used these data in more than a dozen funded studies to evaluate the impact of social and built neighborhood environment factors on disease outcomes. Furthermore, she has significantly contributed surveillance data on cancer incidence, outcomes, and trends among distinctive Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Hispanic ethnic groups, as well as cancer patterns based on nativity status and neighborhood characteristics.  

Dr. Gomez’s impactful work and contributions to cancer data collection, research on multi-level drivers of cancer health disparities, and mentorship continues to aid Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, providing strategies for understanding and addressing their cancer burdens.

Dr. Gomez will be honored and speak at a virtual Jenkins Award & Lecture on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 12:00-1:30 PM PST. Please register here to join us!


Tambayan: A place for hanging out

Wednesday, October 18 | 5 pm - 6:15 pm 

Multicultural Resource Center, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU102

The United Filipinx Association invites you to celebrate Filipino American History Month with Tambayan, which means "a place for hanging out" in Tagalog. Tambayan is a space where UCSF staff, faculty learners of Filipino descent and allies can gather to socialize, network, and support each other. Food and refreshments will be provided. Tambayan is both inperson and virtual.


Getting to Know Your LGBTQ+ Patients

  • Tuesday, October 3 | 12 – 1pm  zoom
  • Wednesday, October 18 | 12 – 1pm  zoom 

This live UCSF-tailored talk, by the former director of UCSF’s LGBTQ Center, will explore the real-life concerns of patients who are LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer). The Bay Area has long had one of the highest LGBTQ+ populations in the country—and LGBTQ+ people often turn to UCSF for their medical care. This engaging talk will discuss their healthcare-related hopes and needs—and how UCSF staff, in any role, can offer knowledgeable and welcoming care.

What do all the letters mean? What do LGBTQ+ patients worry about—and appreciate—in healthcare? How does healthcare go wrong—and right—for them? What are the particular concerns of transgender and gender-nonbinary patients?   What difference can a staff member make? These topics and more will be covered in this down-to-earth talk by Shane Snowden.

Shane, founding director of UCSF’s LGBTQ center from 1999 to 2012, has spoken, written, and consulted on LGBTQ+ health issues throughout the country for 20+ years, working with hundreds of health systems and health professional schools to increase knowledge and comfort around LGBTQ+ care.

Oakland Pride Parade

Sunday, September 10 | 10 am - 12 pm 

Join UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in solidarity as we loudly & proudly march at the Oakland Pride Parade on Sunday, September 10th. The recent political attacks aimed at gay, transgender, and non-binary people threaten the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans and the fundamental promises of freedom, liberty, and dignity. Together, we can be a force in creating safe, inclusive spaces that help amplify marginalized voices and broaden acceptance. 

Open to all UCSF students, staff, trainees, faculty and friends/family.


Centering Our Stories - A Community Building Space for BIPOC Staff

Through storytelling, we will co-create a space where BIPOC staff can connect and strengthen their relationships with a restorative justice practice framework centered on our collective voices, expertise, and wisdom. This series is a partnership between the CARE Program, Restorative Justice Practices, and the Multicultural Resource Center. This series is open to all UCSF staff.

Get more information and register for sessions below or on the UCSF Calendar. Please share the series flyer.

Sessions and registration:

Indian Space Research Organization

Congratulations, India ISRO, for the first to land a spacecraft near the moon's south pole! More info at


UCSF AAPI Coalition's Joint Statement Working Committee Signup

The AAPI Coalition is recruiting members of the UCSF community to participate in crafting a vision to advance the Joint Statement goals. If you are interested in joining any of the committees that will focus on these goals, please indicate your interest by completing this form. You will be contacted in the coming months by the committee lead to schedule group meeting times. Time commitment will be determined by the committees individually.

Sign-Up Form

BCH Chicanx Latinx Campus Association

2nd Fridays of the month | 2 pm - 3 pm

Come join us in creating community and support for Chicanx, Hispanic, and Latinx BCH staff.

Click here to REGISTER