Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is committed to building a broadly diverse community of professionals, patients and research participants.

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is committed to building a broadly diverse community of professionals, patients and research participants. We aim to foster a supportive culture that welcomes diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery and patient care.

The MAC community stands united as a community against racism and acts of hate and discrimination. We encourage members of our MAC community to speak up and report incidents of hate and discrimination, as well as support your neighbors in need.

Our center embraces community as one of its most important values and is committed to having a safe and inclusive space for all. It is critical that we learn from shared experiences and contribute to a better path forward. We are proud of the steps that the Memory and Aging Center has taken to model an anti-racist/anti-hate community; establishing the Coalition on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CODE) and the Black Leadership Advisory Council (BLAC) in addition to committee- and staff-led diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. We value the leadership and courage to take on these issues.

The positive actions taken by the MAC’s BLAC to educate us on the experiences of our Black colleagues and challenge us to contribute to change are invaluable efforts in moving us in a collective effort towards positive change. Efforts implemented in our local AAPI communities, which include volunteer escorts for older adults in Oakland’s Chinatown and The Asian Mental Health Collective’s work to make mental health services for the community, are promising steps in the right direction for healing in the AAPI community. However, we recognize that there is more work to do to help raise awareness and understanding of issues related to racial violence and associated traumas against the AAPI and the collective BIPOC community. There is no place for hate in our society, and we will be allies in promoting positive change.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Participate in national events, San Francisco events and UCSF events.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Resources

Get Help

  • CalHOPE Warm Line: 833-317-HOPE (4673)
    The CalHOPE warm line connects callers to other people who have persevered through struggles with stress, anxiety, depression – emotions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The peer counselors listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support and guide you to additional resources that can give hope and help them cope.
  • Samhsa National Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • Asian Mental Health Collective
  • Stop AAPI Hate
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta