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header-title-decorationEquity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Initiative

As the DHS Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Council, we are proud to present the draft of the Department of Health Services’ first-ever EDIA Strategic Plan to transform systemic policies and practices that have contributed to inequitable employment and patient care at DHS.

The EDIA Initiative embodied equity by giving DHS workforce members dedicated time to participate and by providing fair compensation and language access for patients and community members. The Initiative modeled inclusion with six enterprise-wide affinity groups for workforce with marginalized identities and eight facility/program-based committees composed of patients, community members, and employees and contractors with a wide variety of roles. The planning groups centered input from 33 patient, community, and workforce listening sessions.

This draft plan represents months of reflection, discussion, and visioning to earnestly and compassionately address stakeholder needs and hopes. We offer this plan as a first step, a solid foundation on which we can continue to build and improve, letting our commitment to justice guide us in creating a health system that nurtures the wellbeing of everyone.

What parts do you love? Do you see your perspective and needs represented? What would you change? 

Click the link to see the draft plan. Then attend a workforce, patient or community listening session or complete a workforce or patient/community feedback survey. We will use your feedback to help us finalize the best version of this strategic plan.

We want to hear from you!

Sign up for a patient or community listening session to give your feedback on the EDIA Strategic Plan.

These virtual listening session are 90 minutes long and will take place over Zoom. In recognition of the value of your time and feedback, we will email all participants a $50 electronic Visa gift card within two weeks of the session. You may only sign up for one session.

Click here to see the schedule of community listening sessions and to sign up.

Click here to see the schedule of patient listening sessions and to sign up.

Can’t attend a live listening session?

You can still provide feedback on the EDIA Strategic Plan. Click here to complete the DHS Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Draft Strategic Plan Survey.

If you need any support accessing the Strategic Plan or signing up for listening sessions, please email the EDIA Initiative at helloedia@dhs.lacounty.gov.