Gateway High School student Amber Cato, left, and Judy Young, MPH, assistant director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, talk about their project after receiving the Staff and Community Partnership Award.
The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health joined two other UCSF-Community partnerships in receiving awards at the Fourth Annual Partnerships Celebration sponsored by UCSF's University Community Partnerships. The event recognized exemplary community collaborations that promote health equity in San Francisco.
"Our goal is to promote, and in this case showcase, creative and productive collaborations that bring new meaning to the definition of a public research university," said Wylie Liu, MPH, MPA, director of University Community Partnerships. "With the help of committed community partners who are critical to our efforts, we're seeing collaborations that impact the health of our community in a wide variety of ways."
Staff & Community Partnership Award
Enhancing Young Women's Health Through University-Community Partnerships is a 12-year partnership between the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the San Francisco Unified School District Wellness program. Utilizing a "Positive Youth Development" approach, the partners have created a multi-faceted, comprehensive program designed to stimulate young women's interests in their own health and the health of their communities. At the same time, the program provides young women with the training, resources, support, and opportunities to be leaders and change their worlds.
At the heart of this partnership is the shared belief that young women know the challenges they are facing and have the best ideas about how to address them. The roles of the partners are to support and utilize each other's strengths to enhance our work in empowering young women to advance their health.
Read the complete text of Amber Cato's remarks upon receiving this award.
Link to the full story, Annual Tradition Celebrates UCSF Community Partnerships.