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 OAK
See Us Portrait Campaign SF 

Click HERE to view the webinar held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.



Congratulations, Kendall Lappe!

Our very own, Kendall Lappe, Administrative Assistant for the DEI/AR Council and the Executive Assistant for Chief of People and Culture, is one of the recepients of the UCSF Health Q4 2022 PRIDE Experience Award in the General Administration category!  Kendall has been recognized by her colleagues and leaders for her continuous demonstration of our core values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.Thank you, Kendall, for all you do in advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Well deserved recognition!

UCSF Pride Experience Award Winners

Solidarity and Healing 

We're only in the first month of 2023, yet 38 mass shootings occrred in the US this year. Within the last weekend, two mass shootings occurred within the Asian community, perpetrated by Asian elder gunmen. A 67 year old Chinese gunman murdered 7 Chinese farm workers and injured 1 person in two separate locations in Half Moon Bay. Another 72 year old Vietnamese man murdered 11 people and wounding 9 others in a shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park, during Lunar New Year celebrations. 

The UCSF Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition has compiled a list of resources for solidarity, support and healing within UCSF and the greater Asian community. 



Happy Lunar New Year

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. 

Lunar New Year is not a federal public holiday. However, a new bill signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2022 is honoring an important cultural holiday in a new way. AB 2596 recognizes Lunar New Year as an official state holiday


Special Menu at BCH Oakland's Redwood Cafe on Thursday, January 26


COVID Equity Work Group’s Report on Goals, Accomplishments and Lessons Learned 

The UCSF Health COVID Equity Work Group, a subgroup of the Health Equity Council, was formed in November 2020 to address racial-ethnic inequities in COVID among UCSF Health patients, UCSF employees, and the San Francisco community. The experiences of the Work Group offer important lessons for efforts to achieve health equity—both for equity in COVID outcomes and for health equity more broadly. Based upon these learnings, the COVID Equity Work Group makes recommendations for institutional actions to advance health equity at UCSF Health and the UCSF campus.


Watch our Town Hall presentation on 5/6/2022



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



Monthly Yoga Series with Shirley Johnson

Wednesdays, 1 pm - 2 pm 

We are excited to welcome Shirley Johnson, LMFT back to facilitate these inperson yoga sessions.  

Dates of the yoga sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 1st @ Office of Diversity & Outreach Resource Centers - 500 Parnassus Avenue, Millberry Union 102W. This session centers our Black and African-American learners and employees at UCSF in honor of Black History Month.  
  • Wednesday, March 1st @ Mission Bay - 550 East Gene Friend Way,  San Francisco, CA 94158 
  • Wednesday, April 5th @  Office of Diversity & Outreach Resource Centers - 500 Parnassus Avenue, Millberry Union 102W
  • Wednesday, May 3rd @ Mission Bay - 550 East Gene Friend Way,  San Francisco, CA 94158 


BCH Chicanx Latinx Campus Association

Friday, February 10 | 2 pm - 3 pm

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

Click here to REGISTER

 BCH Black Caucus Meeting 

4th Thursdays of the month| 4 pm - 5 pm