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Belonging and Equity

At John Muir Health, we strive to be a leading health system by improving diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging policies and practices.

Our Vision

Our vision is to cultivate a true culture of belonging where every patient, employee, provider and community member feels safe and valued for embracing all aspects of their differences. We are committed to addressing institutional and systemic barriers through system change and to creating an environment built on respect and dignity for all. 

Please learn more about the origin of our work in the video below

Our Guiding Principles

Leading with Race

Using race explicitly through an intersection framework to intentionally "close the gaps.” 

Center Voices

Uplift experiences and center the voices of people of color, people with disabilties, LGBTQ+ individuals and other marginalized communities.

Catalyze Systemic Change

Utilize data to facilitate systemic and institutional changes.


Our Focus

Employees and Providers

We provide better care for our patients when we can bring our whole self to work. John Muir Health has resources for our employees from diverse backgrounds to connect, and actively participate in changes that would improve the care experience and health outcomes of our diverse patients and communities. Led by employees and providers, our employee resource groups enable us to listen to our employees, and work collaboratively to improve the experience of all our employees and patients. 

Current active Employee Resource Groups
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png   Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus 
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png   Black Caucus
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png  Latino Caucus
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png   Mental Health Task Force
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png  Aging and Family Taskforce
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png   Gender Equity Task Force
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png   LGBTQ+ Task Force
MicrosoftTeams-image (6).png   Middle Eastern Caucus

Want to join our team? Take a look at current opportunities on our Career Page

Our Patients

Located in Contra Costa County, John Muir Health has always been an anchor healthcare organization in the county serving a diverse patient population in 2022.


of our patients are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)


different languages spoken by our patients



of employees are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)

We welcome people from all walks of life and are deeply committed to the communities we serve, including individuals with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, people of color, people who indentify as  LGBTQ+, their families and friends.

Our Community

As a non-profit health-system, community benefits is an anchor of our work. Our Community Health Improvement program is tasked with conducting a community health needs program every three years and use the results to create direct programs and partnerships with our community partners to meet community needs. 

To learn more about our work with our diverse communities, please visit our Community Health Improvement site