UCSF Health Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Priorities

The UCSF Health Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Priorities collectively define our True North. The True North Pyramid shown below is a visual aid that depicts the core elements of our True North and how they guide the care we provide and the choices we make. 

Image of UCSF True North Pillar. Mission Vision Values and Strategic Priorities

Mission & Vision 

The UCSF Health APP Mission & Vision are represented by the acronym APPS HEAL and focus on person-centered care that is accessible, accountable, highest quality, and innovative. 


Advance Practice Providers

The UCSF Office of Advanced Practice Providers (OAPP) is dedicated to guiding, supporting, and promoting APPs at UCSF Health and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland while executing a comprehensive strategic plan. The UCSF Health APP Strategic Plan is shown below: 




  • Support to UCSF Health CNMs, CRNAs, NPs, and PAs 
  • Oversight of credentialing and privileging 
  • Guidance of licensure, certification, and regulatory compliance 
  • Professional practice evaluation and advancement 
  • Professional education and development 
  • Quality development and assurance 
  • Recruitment framework and assistance 
  • Interprofessional initiatives 
  • Business case development for practices interested in hiring an APP 
  • Staffing models and ratio guidelines 
  • Shared governance model for APP committees 
  • Transition to practice guidelines for achieving role quality and competence