Pennsylvania Human Services Releases First Racial Equity Report Promotes Diversity, Inclusion

We know more than ever that it is not enough to speak an opposition to racism and a commitment to equity. There must be action. We must be focused on advancing equity and opportunity for all people who are underrepresented and marginalized — Black, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, and other people of color, as well as those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other nonconforming identities who face bias, discrimination, and barriers.

On Jan. 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released their first Racial Equity Report. The report details ongoing efforts by the department and its partners to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to be a partner in correcting systemic racism and inequities within programs and the services we provide to nearly three million Pennsylvanians.