Awards Highlight Partnerships Between UCSF, Community That Promote Health Equity

Arborist Apprentice Internship Program CCE Partnerships Celebration Awardee

Note: CTSI is the administrative home of Center for Community Engagement.

UC San Francisco’s Center for Community Engagement and Council honored the many valued partnerships between UCSF and the community at its recent Annual Partnerships Celebration. The event celebrated community partnerships as a whole and highlighted several exemplary collaborative programs that promote health equity in San Francisco and beyond.

The Center for Community Engagement facilitates relationships between UCSF and academic/health care entities in the greater community that build on each other’s strengths to foster civic engagement, health and wellbeing. The Center leverages UCSF’s role as an anchor institution with the goals of creating opportunity, advancing equity and improving health outcomes.

“This event and what the Center for Community Engagement does is enrich the narrative of who UCSF is and what we do. It puts a human face on UCSF and it shows UCSF cares about the community,” said Wylie Liu, MPH, MPA, the Center’s executive director.

Chancellor Sam Hawgood
Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, gives the welcoming remarks at the awards ceremony.

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, kicked off the 2017 Annual Partnerships Celebration on Oct. 19 with a welcome address. He was followed by a keynote talk given by Chuck Collins, president and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco.

According to Liu, the awards recognize exemplary partnerships that highlight the power and potential of community‐university collaboration as a strategy for social justice.

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