Project Summary

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health is employing an Equity First lens in guiding its participation in HSII Projects. This requires an enterprise-wide governance process that is transparent, efficient and reliable, and informed with health equity data.

To meet these requirements, UCSF Health will conduct the following activities: (1) develop a Triage for Improvement Opportunities Template based on stakeholder interviews and observations that incorporates critical information needed to prioritize HSII Projects, (2) improve its Equity First data infrastructure by enhancing the completeness, accuracy and reliability of patient care data on sexual orientation, gender identity and social determinants of health; and (3) establishing a health equity community of practice that will enable UCSF Health to rapidly mobilize clinical teams to implement HSII evidenced-based interventions locally by creating a cadre of key providers and staff who can disseminate and champion HSII implementation projects at the front line.

The major units involved with leading the proposed work include the Office of Integration, the Health Equity Division of the Department of Quality and Safety, the Health Informatics Office and the IT Clinical Systems Department. The project teams will engage with executive leaders, managers/directors and front-line care providers across all UCSF Health clinical entities and functional support departments. The initiative will ensure the availability of comprehensive, complete, accurate and inclusive demographic equity related variables for all UCSF Health patients required to advance health care equity at UCSF Health, including assessing the effects of the implementation of evidence-based interventions on its patient populations.

Health System Name

  • University of California San Francisco Health

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Rafael Gonzales, MD, MS, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Malcolm John, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Health Equity and Professor of Medicine

About HSII Capacity Building Projects
Funding for HSII Capacity Building Projects was the first funding opportunity available under HSII, to support HSII Participants’ efforts to prepare for successful implementation and program evaluation as part of HSII Implementation Projects. Through HSII, HSII Participants will undertake implementation projects to actively advance the adoption of new evidence, drawn from PCORI-funded research, into their care delivery settings.

Project Information

University of California San Francisco Health

Key Dates

June 2023
October 2024
Last updated: July 5, 2023