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.

Abundant Life Health Ministries Initiative

The Abundant Life Health Ministries Initiative is a collaboration whose goal is to strengthen health ministries to promote health and to end cancer disparities. It was created in response to the high rates of chronic disease in African American communities. The initiative seeks to build upon the prominent role of churches in the lives of many African Americans by establishing a widespread, collaborative effort to address chronic disease through culturally appropriate and relevant venues, and to better engage faith leaders in the health and wellness of their communities.

Partners: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Neighborhood Baptist Church, John Muir Health Alliance, Mills Peninsula African American Community Health Advisory Committee, Alta Bates Summit Ethnic Health Institute, American Cancer Society/SF, American Diabetes Association/SF, American Heart Association/SF, CA Department of Public Health Network for Healthy California, Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center, Men’s Health Committee—Alameda County DPH Urban Male Health, Acts Full Gospel Church, Voices of Hope Community Church, St. Andrew’s Church/SF, Healthy Oakland Clinic and Resource Center.