Consultation Services

We connect people with experts in order to develop research, health policy, interventions, evaluation design, and more. The timing and depth of the assistance we provide depends on many things, including the interest of partners and the resources available.

Some examples of assistance we've provided include: helping policymakers develop health policies grounded in science and informed by community perspectives, and helping a community-based coalition develop an evaluation plan for a transportation and health services program.



Cost: Initial hour of consultation service is free



Consultation services can include:

Formal Consultations

Let our staff connect you with experts and resources to address your research, workforce, educational needs, and more. We leverage our relationships across the University and surrounding communities to help you do work that aligns with our mission.


CCE staff can help you answer challenging questions and refine your work by convening experts from UCSF, local communities and beyond to meet with you. Previous facilitations have focused on strategic planning, consensus building, and action planning. Facilitating a group typically requires four-to-six weeks to plan.


We can connect you to experts and resources you need, often with an introductory email or telephone call. We can even help foster and facilitate development of long-term partnerships. Our faculty and staff have extensive experience and networks to share.


We provide training for UCSF learners, staff and faculty on how to build mutually beneficial partnerships with communities, policymakers, and civic agencies to address health disparities. We support curricular development and implementation for students in graduate and residency programs across the University, including service learning placements and classroom instruction.

Our Community Engagement and Health Policy (CE&HP) Program -- a component of CCE-- provides training to develop and implement Community-Engaged and Community-Based Partnership Research (CBPR). Our online guides can help you understand opportunities for and steps to engagement. We also provide training for community clinics, community organizations and other partners interested in using science, research or evaluation to improve or strengthen their community-based efforts.

Room Reservations

We also help community partners find and reserve rooms for convening on the UCSF campus.