Celebrating Diversity!

At HPSM, “heathy is for everyone” reflects how we respect and support San Mateo County’s diverse population. Our goal is that every person we cover has access to quality health care. As we celebrate our diverse member population, we also know that the health care experiences of all groups are not equal. This affects their ability to get quality care. A step to addressing this inequity is building awareness.

AAPI_Badge cropIn May, we celebrated AAPI Heritage Month. If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you may have seen our posts supporting the AAPI community. For example, we highlighted some of the AAPI health care trailblazers who advanced the field of medicine. One of these is North East Medical Services (NEMS). This HPSM network provider is one of the largest non-profit community health centers in the U.S. mostly serving the medically underserved AAPI population. They have 15 Bay Area medical clinics—including a brand-new facility in Daly City! 

Pride Badge_croppedJune was LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, an annual celebration of the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community. During this time, we used our website and social media platforms to highlight resources and services available to our members of every sexual orientation and gender identity to stay healthy. We  shared ways that people can support their LGBTQIA+ family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers. We also promoted local Pride events happening throughout the month and the San Mateo Pride Center as a valuable community resource. Their events in June included LGBTQIA+ support groups, training webinars and a Pride celebration.