Community partnerships and community engaged research methods make up the backbone of our research and dissemination strategies at UCSF BHHI. We believe that it is only through authentic, honest, and transparent collaborations that we can prevent and end homelessness.
We have four main approaches to partnerships:
- Lived Experience Advisors: We work with people who have lived and living experiences of homelessness as high level advisors, researchers, and community workers to ensure our research is respectful and informed by first-hand expertise.
- Academic Collaborations: We co-lead research projects with other top academic institutions around the country.
- Government Partnerships: We collaborate directly with public officials to develop policies that prevent and end homelessness.
- Community Partnerships: We partner with community organizations on research projects that are meaningful and impactful to their local communities.