The goal of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging is to strengthen County and departmental programs, services, and policies to advance equity in government.
The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous community for all.
Advance equitable strategies to improve outcomes for all.
Our Pro-Equity Approaches
Change the Narrative
Facilitate training opportunities for County departments to increase knowledge, skills, and capacity for County staff to proactively identify and address policies and practices that perpetuate racial inequities in the outcomes of our programs and services.
Subject Matter Expertise
Connect County departments and staff to national, state, regional, and local best practices, resources, and guidance for advancing racial equity in government.
Support incorporation of evidence-based principles of equity and belonging into all County activities, policies, and programs.
Partnerships and Community Engagement
Cultivate and strengthen County partnerships to advance equity in government.
Provide technical assistance to County departments and external partners to examine, update, and design policies and equitable decision-making practices.
Data, Evaluation, and Accountability
Establish and maintain Countywide processes and infrastructure to monitor, evaluate and communicate progress toward advancing equity in government.