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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Initiative

The Mission of the Contra Costa Health Services Pride Initiative is to integrate practices and policies that foster: a safe and inclusive environment, equal access and quality health care services, as well as awareness, acceptance and respect for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees and service recipients.


Contra Costa Health Services is a model of equality, respect and health for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people.


  • County is safe, supportive, and provides a welcoming environment for LGBT clients, consumers, customers, patients, and staff.
  • CCHS workforce is trained appropriately to serve LGBT community.
  • Pride Initiative efforts are visible and have demonstrated in CCHS a measurable impact.

Want to contribute to the health of the LGBTQ community. Join the first long term health study of LGBTQ people today! Download The PRIDE Study app to tell researchers what matters most to you about your health.

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage rights, CCHS Director and Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. William Walker said he was thrilled that SCOTUS recognized the dignity of every relationship, and that "we continue our work to reduce health disparities among our LGBT community members and we embrace the diversity of our employees and those we serve."

Joanne Genet, MLS, PA