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Celebrating Diversity: AAPI Heritage Month and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

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Celebrating Diversity: AAPI Heritage Month and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month


Celebrating Diversity: AAPI Heritage Month and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

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Celebrating Diversity: AAPI Heritage Month and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

"Healthy is for everyone” means striving for equitable access to high quality health care services for every person in San Mateo County. The reality is that systemic injustices persist, and health care experiences are not equal for all. HPSM is committed to working towards improvements in this system through our health equity approach. We empower San Mateo County’s residents to live their healthiest lives by building awareness and strong community partnerships.

In May, we celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by using our website and social AAPI_Badge_lrmedia platforms to highlight programs HPSM offers as well as community resources. We also spotlighted some of the AAPI health care trailblazers who have advanced the field of medicine over the decades. For example, we posted about one of our providers, North East Medical Services (NEMS). With 15 Bay Area medical clinics, they are one of the largest non-profit community health centers in the U.S. primarily serving the medically underserved AAPI population. 

Learn more about how we celebrated AAPI Heritage Month. Also watch our 2022 AAPI Heritage Month provider webinar on our YouTube channel. And check out our list of AAPI network and County resources.

Pride Badge_croppedJune is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, an annual celebration of the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community. During this time, we’re demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality care and services to individuals of every sexual orientation and gender identity. For example, we’re using our website and social media platforms to educate people about ways to support their LGBTQIA+ family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers, including  services and resources available to HPSM members, as well as where to access them. We’re also promoting 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.