Community Engagement & Health Policy (CE&HP)
Bridges academic research, health policy, and community practice to improve public health. Resources and services support research that investigates, plans, applies, and evaluates solutions to pressing public health problems.
- They bring together those who do research with those who use it, to work more productively and improve health outcomes.Ellen Goldstein, MA
- Provide research and guidance for policy changes at the local, state and national levels.
- Foster strong relationships for research collaboration between community health providers, policy makers, and academic researchers.
- Identify key research opportunities and support the development of useful research tools.
- San Francisco Health Improvement Partnerships (SF HIP) is a partnership between community, civic, academic, and other public and private stakeholders to collaboratively plan, implement, and evaluate systematic, well-coordinated interventions to make a measurable impact on the health of San Franciscans and reduce health disparities.
- San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research Network (SF Bay CRN) is a practice-based research network (PBRN) designed to encourage, facilitate, and lead mutually beneficial practice-based research partnerships between UCSF researchers and community-based primary health care organizations, practices, and clinicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We provide consultation, linkage, and pilot funding.
- Comparative Effectiveness Large Dataset Analysis Core (CELDAC) is building a data repository infrastructure to accelerate access to and use of local and national health datasets. This infrastructure supports studies assessing comparative effectiveness of clinical interventions.
- National Translational Health Policy Workgroup fosters dialogue and cross-training between translational and health policy researchers to promote more sustainable improvements in population health.
RESOURCES & SERVICES
- Free consultations for policy and community-engaged research projects that are looking for input on community research methods, study design, partnership strategies, dissemination, evaluation goals, or advisory board development.
- Training services include sessions on research and evaluation literacy for community agencies, dissemination and media training for researchers, community-based participatory research, and full courses on Implementation and Dissemination Science.
- Resources publications, written by UCSF faculty, staff, and community partners and arranged in a clear and informative format, include Resource Manuals and Quick-Start Guides to Community-Engaged Research for academic and community partners
San Francisco Health Improvement Partnerships (SF HIP) is a collaborative effort between UCSF researchers, local government agencies, community-based organizations, and clinic systems to make a measurable impact on community health. SF HIP partners include:
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
- SF Unified School District
- SF Hospital Council - African American Health Disparities Project and Community Benefit Partnership
- Mayor's Office of Housing, Community Development Division
- African American Community Health Equity Council
- Asian & Pacific Islander Health Parity Coalition
- Chicano/Latino/Indigenous Health Equity and Social Justice Planning Group
- Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
- George Washington University, Department of Health Policy
- National CTSA Community Engagement Key Function Committee
Special thanks to our partners at the historic Bayview Opera House, and to photographer Rebecca Gallegos, for the use of a photograph for this website.