Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Family Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to ensuring our workforce reflects the San Diego community and is trained to deliver culturally competent health care and supportive services.

We seek to improve health outcomes and provide high-quality care to all communities, with attention to disparities related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, religion or age. We aspire to lead and collaborate on broader efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in our communities.

San Diego County’s health care safety net

For over 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego has been the lead provider of comprehensive health care and supportive services to San Diego’s low-income, uninsured and underserved communities. Our staff provides care to over 227,000 adults and children through more than one million health and medical encounters each year.

Reflecting the communities we serve

From our roots in Barrio Logan to the leading San Diego agency providing health care to refugees, we are immersed in one of the most diverse communities in the country. We seek to hire multicultural staff and providers who are responsive to the customs, traditions and needs of our diverse community. Employing physicians, nurses and staff that speak over 40 languages is core to our mission.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

Family Health Centers of San Diego hosts a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council to develop initiatives that advance diversity, equity and inclusivity in our workforce. To support this mission, the Council makes recommendations to the CEO to attract, recruit, train and retain a diverse and culturally competent workforce at all levels for all professions.



By the Numbers

  • Through FHCSD’s COVID-19 vaccination program, 80% of vaccines were administered to individuals from medically underserved communities.
  • More than 70% of our patient population represent racial and ethnic minority groups.
  • FHCSD’s staff speak over 40 languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese and more, reflective of the communities we serve.
  • Nearly 15% of executive and directorial leadership are members of the LGBTQ community.

Data via optional self-report.

Objectives & Initiatives

Objective 1: Recognize key cultural and ethnic events and dates throughout the year.

Objective 2: Perform an analysis of FHCSD’s patient population and compare the data to the ethnic and racial makeup of the employee workforce by staff category.

Objective 3: Establish annual goals that further FHCSD’s mission to have a culturally competent workforce with employees and leaders who reflect the cultural makeup of the community.

Objective 4: Pursue employee training and development initiatives that strengthen cultural competency in the workforce.

Objective 5: Identify and promote training/internship/mentoring opportunities that further workplace diversity.

Objective 6: Increase awareness of FHCSD employment opportunities for communities of color.

Objective 7: Oversee efforts to recruit candidates from underrepresented ethnic groups, with a particular focus on those in health care professions.

Objective 8: Develop a quarterly report card to present to the Executive Management Council and Board of Directors.

Objective 9: Identify and seek out external certifications, awards and recognition programs to evaluate effectiveness of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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