2016 Projects

The University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health
Center for Health Leadership (CHL) 2016 Fellows present:


The 2016 Fellows Consulting Project Presentations
Friday, April 15, 2016
1:15pm - 3:00pm

Tang Center, UC Berkeley School of Public Health


On April 15, 2016 the Center for Health Leadership Fellows Consulting Teams discussed what it meant to "lead from where you are." They shared the results of their year long consulting projects with these local public health organizations:

  • Human Impact Partners (HIP): HIP is a non-profit organization based in Oakland. Through training, technical assistance and research, HIP helps organizations and public agencies who work with low-income communities and communities of color understand the effects of current or proposed projects and policies on community health.
  • City Hope: City Hope Community Center exists as a safe place in the Tenderloin for consistent relational support aiding in recovery from addiction and reducing recidivism.
  • Shanti: Founded in 1974, Shanti was one of the first volunteer organizations to work with terminally ill clients and, by the early 1980s had distinguished itself by becoming the first community-based organization to respond to San Francisco’s growing AIDS epidemic. Building on the successes of its HIV/AIDS program and responding to changing community needs, in 2001 Shanti established the Breast Cancer Program to mitigate factors that lead to the disproportionate rates of breast cancer mortality among vulnerable San Francisco populations.


Consulting Project Teams: 

Human Impact Partners (HIP) Team
assess the market for equity-focused health impact assessments (HIA). Outcomes: 1) created an infographic that will serve to communicate the topic of equity in a simple to understand way that would help HIP reach wider audiences that they may not have been able to reach prior; and 2) developed equity assessment tools for phone use could allow HIP, which often obtains clients through referrals over the phone, to gain a sense of whether an organization has demonstrated that it has a focus on equity in past work that it has completed.

HIP Carlos Cerda Dawn Haney Billy Luong Briana Levin






  • Carlos Cerda
  • Billy Luong
  • Briana Levin


City Hope Team
outline meaningful deliverables that City Hope could use to enhance their new community development center, which promotes substance abuse recovery and reducing recidivism among the homeless in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Outcome: helped City Hope expand its organizational capacity through a grant application guide that aimed to help City Hope build on their current grant writing framework, and streamline their grant searching process.

CityHope Jeremy Ramirez Jessica Ng Luna Klein Audrey Brian Rodriguez Ashley Williamson








  • Jeremy Ramirez
  • Jessica Ng Luna Klein
  • Brian Rodriguez


Shanti Team
identify ways to improve client and partner organization experiences, including ways to improve the MMWCP website, print material, and where and how Shanti advertise their services. Outcome: used a design-thinking approach to generate via various data collecting methods the following suggestions for improving client experience: (1) clarifying resources, (2) maintaining a personal touch, (3) streamlining processes, and finally, (4) improving website functionality.

SHANTI Judith Harkins Sam Gunther Victoria Gawlik Cassandra Vega David Resnick









  • Sam Gunther
  • Victoria Gawlik
  • Cassandra Vega
  • David Resnick 

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