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What We Do

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Clinical Practice

  • Data dashboard in development to look at health metrics and racial disparities
  • Standardizing protocols regarding neonatal substance testing
  • Promote bilingual certification for health care providers

Community Advocacy

  • Successfully advocated to change the building name from VHC Bascom to VHC San Jose; the Bascom family had come to the area in 1849 and had an association with slave ownership. Read about it here
  • Promote voter registration through Vot-ER, a non-profit, non-partisan national organization
  • Engage in mentoring to encourage youth from diverse backgrounds to consider careers in medicine
  • Collaboration with community agencies

Patient Education

  • Develop materials for patients and parents about race, diversity, and racism
  • Videos about vaccination
  • Custom artwork for patient stickers and clinic posters to encourage vaccination
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  • Book lists to celebrate Black History Month


  • First department wide survey of pediatric healthcare providers about anti-racism and health equity related topics in 2022

Staff Education

  • Book club for SCVH staff that meets every other month
  • Newsletter for SCVH staff: October 2022
  • Emails about topical health concerns and how they are related to racial and health equity, such as gun violence prevention, access to treatment for COVID infection, and access to comprehensive reproductive care
  • Collaboration with SVCH Medical Library to highlight important articles and scholarly work about race and medicine
  • Host speakers for Pediatrics Grand Rounds on topics related to anti-racism and medicine
  • Teaching sessions for medical students and pediatric residents that focus on anti-racism in medicine
  • Celebration of Black Maternal Health Week in April with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • First department wide CME educational conference with an anti-racism focus, May 2022

Workforce Development

  • Coordination with staff Wellness Task Force
  • Staff education and support around the Academic Affiliation program at Stanford
  • Focus on recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and retaining diverse staff members
  • Advocate for transparency when recruiting staff for workplace opportunities