Upcoming Events

  • Inaugural Friends of Frank Staggers Prostate Cancer Symposium
    June 12th, 2021. Time: 10:00 am -12:00 pm Info/Register
  • COVID Vaccines Q & A with Community – PART 3 with Dr. Susan Buchbinder
    May 19, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    for Zoom link, please email: [email protected]
  • Save the Date: 14th Annual UCSF Abundant Life Health Ministries Network "Gathering" for Faith, Health & Community
    September 11, 2021
    for more information: [email protected]
    Gathering 9/11/21 UCSF Abundant Life

COVID Testing and Vaccine Information

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Did You Know?

  • Cancer screenings helps save lives! Ask your doctor/health care provider about preventive care and cancer screenings. Encourage your loved ones to ask.
    [ Click for. screening resources
  • National Women's Health Week (NWHW) is May 9-15, 2021. This annual health observance is a reminder to women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
    [ Click for Womenʻs Health resources from the NIH ]
  • More than half of Asian American women diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked?
    [ Data from the FANS Study ]


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

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)

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

OCE Staff

OCE Staff

Dr. Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Director, OCE
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Michelle Moseley, MA, CHES
Lead, Community Health Education

Kaya Balke
Program Administrator

Eva Pardo, MPH
Research Assistant

Laurie Long
Office Administrator

HDFCCC Community Advisory Board (CAB)

CAB Chair & Co-chair

Arnold Perkins
CAB Chair
Former Director, Alameda
County Public Health
Barbara Cicerelli, MPA
CAB Co-chair
Director, Patient Navigation Program at ZSFG

CAB Committee Chairs

Wilma R.  Batiste, CRC, NCPT
Chair, Faith Communities Committee (FCC)  
Michael Shaw
Director, Office of Urban
Male Health ACPHD
Chair, Men’s Health Committee (MHC)
Olivia Fe
Olivia Fé
Founder, Latina Breast Cancer Agency
Chair, SF Women’s Cancer Network

Community Advisory Board Committees

Community Advisory Board Quarterly Meetings and Materials

CAB Member Agencies

Amy Alanes
Executive Director
Women’s Cancer Resource Center



Roxanna Bautista
Executive Director
Rise Up Solutions





Colleen Carvahlo, LMFT
Director of Programs and Services
Breast Cancer Connections





Joyce Cheng
Executive Director
Chinese Community Resource Center





Laura Coronado, MPH
Civil Rights Division
HHS region IX





Ysabel Duron
Founder and Executive Director, Latino Cancer





Whitley Lucas
Regional Manager American Cancer Society



Carol McGruder
Executive Director,
AA Tobacco Cessation Leadership Council



Lisa Tealer
Executive Director
Bay Area Community Health Advisory Committee





Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH
Executive Director
Cancer Support Community











Community Health Educators of the National Outreach Network

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) is currently a National Outreach Network Community Health Educators site.

The NON/CHE seeks to strengthen the National Cancer Institute’s ability to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate, evidence-based cancer information and education strategies tailored to the specific needs and expectations of racially and ethnically diverse communities experiencing cancer health inequities and disparities. NON/CHE initiatives address and advance the National Cancer Advisory Board's Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations to the Cancer MoonshotSM. HDFCCC Office of Community Engagement houses the NON/CHE to integrate within the Cancer Center and facilitate community-academic partnerships.

Michelle Moseley, MA, CHES
Lead, Community Health Education

Ching Wong
Chinese & Vietnamese language educator

Ghilamichael Andemeskel
English language educator
Focus on cancer & African American men

Joint Advisory Committee & Strategic Partners

Community Partners

  • Arnold Perkins
  • Barbara Cicerrelli
  • Wilma Batiste
  • Michael Shaw
  • Olivia Fe

HDFCCC Leadership


  • Kate Shumate, MPA, CCRP Chief of Staff; Director of Administration and Planning, HDFCCC
  • Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD Associate Director, Cancer Control HDFCCC
  • Vicky Agnew Communications HDFCCC

Affiliated HDFCCC Investigators

Catchment Area UCSF

Mission & Vision

We will eliminate the inequities that cause cancer disparities in the HDFCCC Catchment Area by

  • SUSTAINING year-round, non-transactional community engagement
  • FACILITATING community-academic partnerships for research & service
  • DISSEMINATING cancer information to increase awareness & knowledge

HDFCCC catchment area includes 48 of 59 counties


CAB2: ChatnChew: Community’s role in COVID and cancer care

April 21, 2021. With Niharika Dixit, MD. Breast cancer during COVID and the role of community partners in promoting screening. Dr. Dixit shares tips on how to disseminate screening information within community networks, and best practices for holding screening activities at community partner locations.

Real Talk and Trusted Advice

from Feb 8, 2021
Dr. Kim Rhoads and Dr. Jonathan Butler led this online community forum is open to everyone and features a question & answer format with UCSF community-engaged faculty who will address questions, concerns & misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines & vaccination.

Communities of Color & COVID 19

From Feb 22, 2021
Join the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences for a series highlighting the work of global health clinicians and leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic to engage faculty, staff, affiliates and other stakeholders.

Nutritional Tips from UCSF

Nutritional Tips from UCSF

Nutrition Chart

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