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

Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training
Moments of Solidarity
What We Are All About
Heritage Months
Staff Resources and Trainings


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.




See Us Portrait Campaign

Click HERE to view the webinar held on Wednesday, February 24.

UCSF Denounces Anti-Asian Racially Motivated Attacks

Violent acts against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) communities have been on the rise. At UCSF BCH, we are proud to be committed to dismantling anti-racism. We want to ensure every member of our BCH community feels safe, included and heard. At BCH Oakland, we recently added the capability for employees to submit direct concerns about harassment and discrimination, similar to the process at BCH San Francisco. We also want to share resources that detail ways to support the AAPI communities, as well as resources to support your physical and emotional well-being.

Reporting Your Concerns

Every UCSF employee should report possible noncompliance with, or violation of, the UCSF Compliance Program.  We take these reports seriously and encourage you to contact your Manager, the Compliance Office, or to use the University's hotline at 1-800-403-4744 or universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline. The University has established this hotline, which is independently operated to help ensure confidentiality, for reporting concerns and allegations of suspected improper governmental activities.

Please use the Campus Climate Report Form, to report behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community (expressions of bias, hate speech, hate crimes, graffiti/vandalism, intimidation, bullying, or physical violence, bias incidents, hostile climate, and other campus climate issues).

UC President Drake announces new Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

President Michael V. Drake, M.D., has announced a new presidential policy to ensure that all individuals are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived or preferred name on university-issued documents and in UC’s information systems.

UCSF’s Anti-Racism Initiative – A Message from Chancellor Sam Hawgood, July 30, 2020

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.

Click HERE to learn more about the UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative



See Us Portrait Project - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The BCH Black Caucus and the DEI/AR Council are excited to announce the expansion of the See Us Portrait Project to Mission Bay, thanks in large part to a very generous grant from UCSF Campus Life Services Wellness and Community department through the Community Wellbeing Grants

The See Us Portrait Project at Mission Bay aims to feature inspirational portraits of BCH San Francisco BIPOC staff and providers, positioned in highly trafficked areas around the hospital to create a sense of belonging and inclusiveness for our internal staff community and our patients. Our featured colleagues will be nominated by BCH SF staff, after which a Black Caucus selection committee will assume the task of scoring the nominations based on a preset list of criteria.

The goal of this project is to uplift, encourage, and celebrate our underrepresented BIPOC colleagues who are dedicated members of our organization. We also want to create a piece that reflects the diversity of our incredible staff; and inspires our community and potential healthcare workers of the future.

The nomination deadline is Friday, January 7th.

Nomination Form

Please note: All submissions are confidential. If your nominee is chosen, the nominator, the nominee, and their department supervisor will be notified.  

If you have any questions about the See Us Project or the nomination process, please contact Abdur Shemsu at [email protected]

BCH Chicanx Latinx Campus Association

Friday, January 21 | 2 pm - 3 pm

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

Click here to REGISTER

Food For Thought

Monday, January 24| 4:10 - 5 pm  

Open to all BCH Staff - These "Food for Thought" sessions provide BCH staff a brave space to have open and honest conversations as we advance the work to dismantle structural racism. We recognize this work is not just about thoughts and behaviors, but about the heart and the spirit.

Join via Zoom

Please complete the survey and let us know what you think, whether or not you have been able to attend the sessions previously.