Historical and continued oppression and the dominance of white culture result in widespread inequities in our society, which are maintained both through interpersonal interactions and through policies across systems and institutions. Now . . .
Imagine a society where diversity is viewed as a strength, where equity is achieved, and where inclusion is valued and supported.
Imagine a health care system where all Californians get the care we need when we need it, a system designed to redress, not perpetuate, inequities faced by historically and currently excluded groups.
At CHCF, we aim to put into practice — through all aspects of our work, organizational policies, and culture — the values and principles that will move us toward this vision.
In our role as employer, funder, thought partner, convener, and investor, we commit to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These values inform our strategy and how we deploy resources, form our partnerships, frame our communications, produce research and analysis, and champion solutions.
We commit to creating, implementing, and continually improving our organizational policies and practices to support and encourage diverse leadership and staff at all levels, value individual lived experience, and promote opportunities for each of us to thrive and achieve.
We commit to fostering cultural practices and behaviors that respect all voices and diverse perspectives and experiences, regardless of role and relationship, so that everyone feels secure and accepted as their authentic selves. We know doing so requires openness, humility, courage, and hard work. We believe that our best work will be achieved in a culture built on mutual respect and trust.