These are some of the wonderful organizations that have supported our work on improving the lives of the underrepresented communities in the Bay Area.
The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital carries out innovative research to prevent and treat chronic disease in populations for whom social conditions often conspire to both promote various chronic diseases and make their management more challenging. Founded in 2006, the CVP is based within the UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and is located on the campus of San Francisco General Hospital. Beyond the local communities it serves, CVP is nationally and internationally known for its research in health communication and health policy to reduce health disparities, with special expertise in the social determinants of health, including literacy, food policy, poverty, and minority status, with a focus on the clinical conditions of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
The Office serves as the campus leader in building diversity in all aspects of the UC San Francisco mission through ongoing assessment, development of new programs and building consensus. The mission of the Office is to build a broadly diverse faculty, student, trainee and staff community, to nurture a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and to engage diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery and patient care. Their priority is to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan for diversity and outreach that supports UCSF’s mission of advancing health worldwide, and the recruitment and retention of talented employees and students who contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The SF Health Network is the city’s only complete care system. Their network includes primary care for all ages, dentistry, emergency & trauma treatment, medical & surgical specialties, diagnostic testing, skilled nursing & rehabilitation, and behavioral health. UCSF physicians provide research and teaching expertise. The New York Times has called our birth center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center the safest place to have a baby in California.
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. CHCF works to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford, and supports the testing and evaluation of innovative approaches to improving care.
The mission of the UCSF Alliance Heath Project is to support the mental health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities in constructing healthy and meaningful lives. AHP's goals seek to manifest the mission to decrease health disparities within the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, provide the highest quality of mental health services and substance use counseling based on the most effective interventions, grow a diverse and culturally competent work environment that allows staff to do their best and clients to flourish, and translate their frontline expertise and research findings into interventions, publications, and trainings that broaden its effect beyond local community.
Kaiser Permanente has been providing health care in San Francisco and its surrounding areas since 1954. Kaiser is committed to serving the city’s diverse population, with Spanish- and Chinese-language care teams as well as interpreter services in several languages — including American Sign Language — all at no extra cost to members.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is an essential part of San Francisco's health care system serving some 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city's inpatient care. Recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals, ZSFG serves the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children 24-hours a day.
UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world for innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research. They are one of the nation's top 10 hospitals, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a century, we have offered the highest quality medical treatment.