Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Oak Street Health
The mission of Oak Street Health is advanced by being an organization that supports team members of all races, genders, backgrounds, and values and lifts up diverse voices.
Our vision is to build Oak Street Health into the leading healthcare provider for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), for our team, our patients, and our communities.
Diversity at Oak Street Health 2023 Report
See how we’re building a team of diverse Oakies that help shape our business and reflect our communities in which we serve.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion make us stronger. That’s why Oak Street Health is proud to support People Resource Groups. PRGs are voluntary, team member-led groups focused on fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
These groups help team members (known as “Oakies”) build stronger internal and external connections; offer social, educational, and outreach activities; and create development opportunities for future Leaders. Membership in any group is open to all Oakies.
Provides volunteer opportunities and service events to the local communities that Oak Street Health serves. Its goal is to cultivate an environment of camaraderie among team members, while also supporting patients.
Black @ OSH
Creates an inclusive environment that brings together people from a similar background with shared experiences. This PRG is a safe space to garner support and community across a group that is historically underrepresented in healthcare and corporate America.
“Having a strong sense of DE&I and belonging is not optional; it’s a must-have. Oak Street provides the platform that’s necessary to positively impact and navigate the present and the future — not just for our employees, but also our patients!”
Female Minorities in Medicine
Promotes opportunities for education, networking, leadership and mentorship within the medical/healthcare field. This group aims to provide the resources needed to successfully pursue your development through female racial minority empowerment.
Global and Multicultural (GMP) PRG
Works to increase awareness, cultivate inclusiveness, provide belonging, and empowerment to multicultural Oakies and our patient community.
“Grateful to be part of an organization that intentionally invests in increasing belonging and leveraging the strengths of all of our team members.”
Focuses on the needs of our LGBTQIA+ patients and staff. This group believes Oak Street Health should be a preferred and desired place to work and, for Medicare-eligible adults, a preferred place to receive primary care.
Military and Veteran PRG
Fosters a military/veteran-friendly environment at Oak Street Health, while creating development opportunities and a network for anyone interested in supporting or learning about working with military personnel.
“I was attracted to Oak Street’s mission to serve communities where high quality primary care is needed the most. We address behavioral and social factors that influence health outcomes, and our diverse and engaged team members provide inclusive and accessible care.”
Creates a forum for OSH parents to share experiences and struggles, discuss balance, and support each other. The group shares best practices for being successful in your career while also being a parent.
Cultivates a gender-inclusive environment — both at Oak Street Health and in the greater community — where all individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
“Oak Street’s investment in DE&I is consistent, ongoing and thriving. Over time, we have built an environment of continuous learning and belonging. Though the work can be challenging, it’s integral to rebuilding healthcare as it should be.”