University Community Partnerships (UCP) serves as UCSF’s institutional infrastructure for community partnerships. UCP also is the information clearinghouse and coordinating center tracking UCSF community partnership activities. The UCP office supports the diverse community partnerships that exist at UCSF by facilitating community partnerships, incubating new initiatives, and helping to overcome institutional barriers impeding civic engagement.
The Excellence in Partnership Award recognizes exemplary partnerships between San Francisco communities and UCSF that build on each other's strengths to improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities. The intent of the award is to highlight the power and potential of university-community partnerships as a strategy for social justice. The award recognizes partnerships that are striving to achieve the systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of health inequalities.
Please join us on October 17, 5-7pm, to honor our 2013 Excellence in Partnerships Awardees:
• Faculty-Community Category: UCSF Abundant Life /Faith and Men’s Health Committees - A health and wellness collaboration between the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and African American churches in four Bay Area counties – San Francisco,
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo
• Staff-Community Category: UCSF Healthy Environment and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS) - A partnership with SFUSD in schools that are located in the Bayview Hunters Point, Visitation Valley and Mission to promote school success for traumatized children and
youth by creating school environments that are more trauma-sensitive, safe, and supportive of the needs of these student
• Student-Community Category: Student United for America’s Toothfairy - A collaboration between the UCSF Student Society for Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD) and the Bay Area Oral Health Zone, one of four outreach arms of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. It's
primary objective is to integrate oral health education in school and community programs, expanding delivery of preventive care in nontraditional settings
We are pleased Dr. Sandra Hernandez, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, will be our keynote speaker, and the 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic youth will provide entertainment.
The Fifth Annual Partnerships Celebration and Awards will enjoy a UCP hosted celebration, including:
. Excellence in Partnership Awards Ceremony
. Live performances
. Networking opportunity with UCSF and community leaders
. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages
Part of 2013 Diversity Month, "Building Community at UCSF."