Advancing Racial Equity at SFHSA
As the City’s primary social services provider, the San Francisco Human Services Agency is committed to providing equitable programs and services to our diverse communities.
SFHSA’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) helps us meet the City's goals for addressing structural and institutional racism in the services we deliver.
DEIB also promotes the creation of an equitable workplace. We do this by building a culture of belonging and inclusion for our employees while also supporting policies that minimize disparities in the workplace.
Our commitment to racial equity
We collaborate at a citywide and nationwide level to reach our racial equity goals. In 2018, we joined the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of government organizations working together to achieve racial equity. That led to an 18-month review of equity conditions at SFHSA and recommendations to improve those conditions for all employees.
In 2020, we formed DEIB to help reach our racial equity goals by:
- Providing opportunities for staff to engage in racial equity work
- Proposing changes to SFHSA’s equity policy and procedures
- Collaborating with City and community partners on racial equity priorities
- Aligning our work with the City’s Office of Racial Equity
Learn more DEIB’s work
- Racial Equity Action Plan (2021): Outlines a three-year initiative for taking 92 actions that advance racial equity at SFHSA.
- Phase 1 Racial Equity Action Plan Progress Report (2022): Describes progress made in the Plan’s first year that focused on the City’s workforce.
- Commission Resolutions (2020): The SFHSA Human Services Commission and Disability and Aging Services Commission agreed to apply racial equity criteria for authorizing services, expenditures, community partnerships, and other key practices.
- Advancing Racial Equity at SFHSA: Opportunities in Hiring, Promotion, & Organizational Culture (2019): Reports on the findings and recommendations of the 18-month study on equity conditions in SFHSA.
To learn more about our racial equity work, contact HSARacialEquity@sfgov.org.