Community-Science Dialogues

Community-Science Dialogues (CSD) are forums hosted by the Health Equity Institute that bring together researcher, policy makers, local government agencies, community organization staff, and other community stakeholders to discuss cutting edge issues at the nexus of science and practice. They are designed to contribute to the effort to improve the health and well-being of communities through the exchange of ideas, debate, and analysis. 

Past Dialogues 

  • October 2009: Our first dialogue was spent discussing the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) proposed guidelines for collection and reporting of data categorized by race and ethnicity.
  • April 2011: Our second dialogue focused on the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) proposed guidelines related to categorization by gender.
  • March 2012: Our third dialogue focused on Peer-to-Peer Health Strategies in HOPE SF Communities. The goal of HOPE SF is to transform 5 public housing developments into thriving mixed-income communities while involving residents at all levels. Experts from University of San Francisco (USF), University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), SF State, SF Department of Public Health, and other organizations came together to discuss the importance of peer-to-peer health strategies as well as the strengths, limitations, and opportunities peer-to-peer strategies bring to HOPE SF communities.