For the last year, Alameda Health System has gathered with 12 other California public health care systems to share strategies for dismantling structural racism in health care. The program is called the Racial Equity Community of Practice (CoP). It is a first-of-its-kind, designed specifically for public health care systems in partnership with the National Equity Project, an Oakland-based leadership and systems change organization focused on advancing equity.

AHS’s Dr. Mini Swift, Arleen Gomez, and Mark Fratzke recently spoke with the California Association of Public Hospitals (CAPH) about AHS efforts to center equity at the core of quality care, and the statewide initiative to design anti-racist care that patients of color can trust.

“It’s amazing that 12 organizations are working together to set a similar language and frameworks across the entire state. Many millions of patients are going to be impacted,” said Swift.

Read the full article on CAPH here.