University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

OCE Services


Working collaboratively with HDFCCC Investigators and community partners to eliminate the inequities that lead to cancer disparities in Northern California.

Upcoming events

  • January 2020 - Grant writing training for Faith Communities (Orientation January 2020; Training: Saturdays in February)
  • March 2020 (Date TBD) —SF WCN Retreat at UCSF Mission Bay
  • June 13, 2020 —Inaugural Friends of Dr. Frank Staggers, Sr. Prostate cancer walk around Lake Meritt, Oakland. Register or Donate

Past events

  • June 29, 2019—Faith leaders Summit on Men’s Health & Prostate Cancer, Glad Tidings (COGIC) church

Year-Round, Non-Transactional Community Engagement

Common requests:
  • Sponsorship for community cancer & health events
  • Recommend a topic or speaker for CAB2
  • Join the HDFCCC CAB or Nominate a new member

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The role of the OCE is to SUSTAIN relationships with our community partners year-round; even when there is no upcoming grant proposal that needs community engagement or an ongoing research project that requires it. We deliver programs on a quarterly basis for diverse racial/ethnic and geographic communities and provide support of activities delivered by both academic and community partners under the guidance of, and collaboration with our Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Community-Academic Partnerships for Research & Service

For community partners seeking:
  • An HDFCCC investigator or faculty member speaker for your event?
  • An academic partner for community research or education?
  • A letter of support for your grant application?
For academic partners seeking:
  • Diverse community input to inform your research?
  • Community Partners for Research Projects?
  • A letter of support for your grant application?
Resources for successful community based participatory research (CBPR)

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Equitable community-academic partnerships produce research & service activities that are more relevant to those affected

Community-academic partnerships also increases effectiveness of health interventions by taking advantage of buy in from all the relevant stakeholders.

Cancer Information to Increase Awareness & Knowledge

Common requests:
  • HDFCCC Investigators requesting a time to present your research at CAB
  • Requesting a Community Health Educator Presentation or Collaboration
  • Requesting UCSF Cancer Center materials for distribution at your health fair or community event
  • Accessing cancer information from:
    • CAB2 Archive slides and events
    • Joining the CAB2 ChatnChew Crew