County of Santa Clara Creates New Office to Address Systemic Inequities that Negatively Impact Historically Marginalized Communities – – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer will collaborate and partner with County departments to integrate values of diversity, equity, and belonging into their operations

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara has created a new office to build organizational capacity to address systemic inequities that contribute to poor outcomes for historically marginalized communities. Dr. Analilia García, who is trained in public health and has built a career championing social justice, started today as Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, and will lead the newly created Office of Equity, Diversity and Belonging.

“We’re fully dedicating resources to really thread equity into all of the ways we serve our community,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D. “This means we’re going to have the tough conversations about race, about culture, about gender identity, and about disabilities – and really address how society as a whole makes life much harder for certain memb

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