Racial and Social Justice

We believe there must be dialogue and actions to address inequities in our society.

At HCSC, we value every individual ― that is how we need to conduct ourselves every day.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) helps us address health and economic inequities in the communities we serve, the products and services we offer and the support we provide local organizations and providers making a meaningful impact on the social determinants of health, including access to fresh food, housing, and safe communities.

We believe we have the greatest impact on racial and social justice by doing what we do best: providing employment, DEI education and training, and investments in and access to health care in underserved communities. 

Advancing Access: Our Communities and Business

We strive to advance health and economic equity by increasing access to quality, affordable health care.

We supplement our core business activities through outreach and investments, focusing on both face-to-face engagement and our role as a force multiplier collaborating with providers and nonprofit organizations to address local social and economic barriers to health equity. 

Our current activities to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the communities we serve are a great example of this work.

We partner with and support organizations dedicated to DEI research, education and thought leadership to ensure our actions are informed by broad awareness. 

Our People

We are 24,000 employees from all backgrounds and walks of life, serving nearly 17 million members from all backgrounds and walks of life.

We strive to hire diverse talent, both providing economic opportunities and ensuring we have the benefit of a wide variety of skills, experiences and thoughts.

Our business resource groups (BRGs) provide an opportunity for us to advance our diverse and inclusive workplace and to appropriately inform our business activities through ongoing, meaningful dialogue. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity
– Includes all the differences that make up who we are.
Everyone is unique.

Equity
– Evidenced by fair treatment, access, advancement, and opportunity for all people.
Everyone gets the support they need.

Inclusion
– Leads to greater realized business gains.
– An environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and valued, and all can be their authentic selves.
Everyone’s contributions are valued. 

What You Can Do

Get involved: Volunteer with local or national organizations that advance racial and social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Speak up: When you see something, say something. Have the difficult conversation.

Choose justice: In your daily life, make choices that support justice. Exercise your right to vote.

Learn more: Connect with organizations that can help educate you on racial and social justice as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. Some ideas:

– Diversity Best Practices: Where thought leaders at member organizations share their best practices

– Catalyst: Helping companies build workplaces that work for women