CHHS’s Inclusive by Design to Promote Racial Equity within State

Published On: October 1, 2020

During the first annual TechCA Fall Forum on Sep. 24, Health and Human Services (CHHS) IT Portfolio Manager Christine Blake spoke about some of the department’s initiatives to promote racial equity in California. 

Christine Blake
IT Portfolio Manager, California Health and Human Services Agency

Blake spoke primarily about Inclusive by Design, a group of individuals within CHHS that are collaborating to promote and ensure systemic justice within state departments. 

“We are interviewing and speaking to at least seven of our largest departments,” Blake said. “That team is on a mission to look at the elements of inequality, starting with health [and] identifying ways to implement racial equity.”

Inclusive by Design, says Blake, is led by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and has partnered with the California Strategic Growth Council, which passed the Racial Equity Resolution on Aug. 26.

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