Community Partnership Resource Center
The UCSF Community Partnership Resource Center (CPRC) is a Department of Family & Community Medicine initiative to facilitate partnership activities between UCSF and local communities with the overall goal of improving health status and decreasing health disparities within San Francisco.
Following a set of guiding principles of partnership, the CPRC will:
- coordinate linkages between community agencies and UCSF faculty, staff, and students with complementary interests;
- assist with partnership building;
- assist with project development, implementation, and evaluation;
- build capacity within UCSF and partner community agencies; and
- help ensure long-term sustainability of projects when appropriate.
The nature of specific projects will be driven by the needs and priorities of partner communities, but potential programmatic areas include:
- Health education in local communities
- Increased “community competency” among health professionals
- Community-based participatory research
- Social advocacy
Community Partnership Taskforce Report
The UCSF Task Force on Community Partnerships has submitted its final report to Executive Vice Chancellor Washington. Dr. Kevin Grumbach, Chair of the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, chaired the Task Force, and Dr. Naomi Wortis, Director of Community Programs for the Department, served on the Task Force. The report provides an inventory of current UCSF community partnership activities, a review of community partnership programs at other institutions, and recommendations for strengthening community partnership and civic engagement at UCSF.