Welcome to the Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) coordinates and facilitates UCSF community-academic-health/healthcare partnerships to promote civic engagement and foster health and well-being. We leverage UCSF’s role as an anchor institution with the goals of creating opportunity, advancing equity and improving health outcomes.


UCSF should be as accessible to the community as the public library.

Sudeep Motupalli Rao, PhD

Former UCP Council Member



CCE Partnership Grants Program

Applications for Winter, 2019 are closed. 

More information here or contact James Rouse Iniguez


Featured Partnership - Spotlight

Read about collaborations between UCSF and community partners to advance health equity and how those partnerships are supported by the Center for Community Engagement.

Bayani Kabataan (Youth Heroes): A Photovoice Study with Filipino Youth in Union City

Despite the fact that Filipinos comprise the second largest group of Asian-Americans in the United States, few studies have focused on social and structural determinants of health affecting Filipino communities and Filipino youth. Photovoice is a youth-led participatory action research method that develops youth capacity to advocate for community change through data collection that can inform health interventions and policy.

As part of the Center for Community Engagement’s (CCE) Partnership Grants Program, the CCE awarded UCSF’s School of Medicine and PRIME-US student, Bernadette Lim, with a RAPTr (Resource Allocation Program for Trainees) grant to conduct the Photovoice study.

The research project explored Filipino youth perspectives regarding the impact of their environment – including physical space, social determinants of health, and structural forces – on their physical and psychosocial health.

Partners: Filipino Advocates for Justice.