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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award Winners 


A team of dedicated SMC Health staff are being recognized for outstanding work! The SMC Health Government Alliance on Race and Equity (Health GARE) team received a County STARS Award. The award recognizes programs that contribute to a culture of innovation. Health GARE has worked to: 

  1. Normalize discussions about racial inequities to develop a shared understanding; 
  2. Organize efforts to advance racial equity; and 
  3. Operationalize strategies, policies, and procedures to increase diversity, inclusion, and belonging among the SMC Health workforce.  

The team is represented by multiple divisions within SMC Health. The diversity of the group helps foster open and honest conversations to address equity needs. If you are a SMC Health employee and interested in joining this work, contact Tamarra Jones for more information at  

Help me in congratulating the members of SMC Health GARE for this well-deserved acknowledgement.