Economic Inclusion

UCSF is a critical local economic engine and mission-driven organization that is inextricably linked to the long-term well-being of those we serve. Because of this, we are uniquely positioned to play a more active role in supporting our local economies.

There is a strategic opportunity to align UCSF institutional assets to meaningfully impact the economic and social factors in our community to create health—good jobs and decent wages; safe and affordable housing; access to healthy food; and a healthy, clean, and safe environment.

Some of the ways we are involved in this exciting new area of work include:

Anchors for Resilient Communities (ARC)

A multi-sector, community-based partnership that coordinates the purchasing power and collective investment of Bay Area anchor institutions to increase community participation.

Vendor Diversity

A partnership with the Supplier Diversity Program to increase vendor diversity at UCSF.

Advancing the Anchor Mission of Healthcare

A national network of health systems exploring the potential to more fully harness our economic power to benefit the long-term well-being of communities through hiring, purchasing and investing.