The UCSF Center for Community Engagement builds collaborative relationships between UCSF and the community, promotes civic engagement, fosters community health and well-being, and enhances the environment for education, patient care, research, and employment at UCSF. The Center serves as a bridge between UCSF and local communities, emphasizing partnerships that value and respect the assets and diversity of both and working to democratize precision medicine though community building, acknowledging and addressing the racism that long has impaired the health of people of color.

The UCSF Center for Health and Community have led efforts to develop stake-holder engaged approaches for educating patients about precision medicine and to support their involvement in research.Through engagement of diverse patient populations across the state of California researchers have gained insights that can be applied when designing research, patient consents, and research materials.