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OCE 2023 Annual Report

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R E P O R T2023A N N U A L1 7 0 1 P A G E M I L L R O A D | P A L O A L T O | C A 9 4 3 0 4STANFORD MEDICINE | OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENToce.stanford.eduEDITION | 2023

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8PROJECTHIGHLIGHTSCONTENTS3LETTER FROMEXECUTIVEDIRECTOR4BRIDGINGCOMMUNITIES7TECHNICALASSISTANCE11ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS14CONTACT US“Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of greatimportance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion we have aresponsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples. In addition, we respectfully acknowledge our debt to the enslaved people , primarily of African descent, whoselabor and suffering built and grew the economy and infrastructure of a nation that refused to recognize theirhumanity. While the 13th Amendment to the Constitution technically ended “slavery” in the U.S., we know thatslavery’s ongoing impacts are still felt by countless people forced-through violence, threats, and coercion-towork in the U.S. We recognize our debt to exploited workers past and present whose labor was and continuesto be stolen through unjust practices.”LAND & LABOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT7RESEARCHHIGHLIGHTS

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LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORWei-ting What a year!Office of Community EngagementTeam OCE at the2023 AmericanPublic Health Association Conference Atlanta, GeorgiaTop Row (L-R): Dave Zapata and Barakah LoveBottom Row (L-R): Helen Hailu and Diana Carbajal Dear Community,As we wind down 2023 and reflect on ourmission of advancing health equity throughcommunity-engaged research and education,we would love to share some of ouraccomplishments with you! Here is our year innumbers:1 Community health symposium with 300+attendees2 National conference presentations featuringongoing collaboration with promotoras3 Seed grants awarded to support academic-community partnered research4 New team members joined OCE 5 Scientific publications featuring community-engaged research6 Community health worker virtual workshops inSpanish & English 7 Community-based organizations participatein the Health Equity Ambassadors Program8 Grant proposals submitted to supportcommunity-engaged research9 Guest lectures delivered to graduate andundergraduate courses across Stanford24 Community advisory board meetings wereheld to enhance research85+ Technical assistance requests fieldedthrough the central TA request portal 100+ Stanford Medicine researchers, trainees,and staff receiving training on community-engaged research and inclusive participation 919 Registrations for the Community HealthWorker Workshop seriesCountless hours of fun while working withmission-minded colleagues and communitypartners!As always, the year has had each of us goingthrough the full spectrum of life and humanexperience. We hope you will take some time toenjoy time with loved ones or some peacefulsolitude this holiday season to recharge yourbatteries. On behalf of the entire OCE team, we wish youand yours a joyful holiday season and all thebest in 2024!Sincerely,

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BRIDGINGCOMMUNITIESSince 2002, the Community Health Symposium at Stanford School ofMedicine has served to showcase the work of Stanford students,trainees, staff, faculty, and community partners in under-resourcedcommunities in California and around the world. This symposium is anopportunity to celebrate and elevate the incredible work of ourcommunity partners, and to foster collaboration, conversation andidea sharing to improve community health.On April 5, 2023, we were honored to host the 21st Annual CommunityHealth Symposium alongside our partners Stanford Medicine Office ofFaculty Development and Diversity, Health Equity Action Leadership(HEAL) Network, coordinated by medical students, Edo Ighodaro andAda Zhang, and steering committee members from the University andthe School of Medicine.With the generosity of our event sponsors, wewelcomed over 300 community members,staff, faculty, & student researchers, andfamilies at the Stanford Medicine Li Ka ShingCenter for Learning and Knowledge, whogathered to discuss their personal andprofessional “Journey Towards Health Equity”in their communities. Connections = Health EquityThe event was kicked off by Host and MC, Edo Ighodaroand Dr. Bonnie Maldonado. Two presentations fromour own Stanford University community were chosenfrom 33 other amazing posters. Margarita RamirezSilva, Medical Student/Valley Fellow on “ImprovingMental Health Competence at LifeMoves, a HomelessShelter Network” and Melvin Faulks, Research Assistant,Stanford Medicine Primary Care and Population Healthon “Implementing a Barbershop-based HypertensionTreatment Model in the Community to ReduceHypertension Health Disparities” respectively. To hearall poster presentations, visit the symposium eventpage here.Building safe andhealthy communitiesRESOURCESCOMMUNITY

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Moderator: Dr. Baldeep Singh (Stanford Medicine/Samaritan House)Panelists: Lisa Tealer (Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council), Christine Tyler (Santa Clara ValleyMedical Center), Dr. Sandi Winter (Senior Coastsiders) and Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga (ALAS) held alively discussion on their efforts to advance health equity in their respective communities. Their unifyingmessage of compassion, hope, and perseverance left us inspired and optimistic!BRIDGINGCOMMUNITIESPanel: Success in Our CommunitiesOCE Faculty Director, Dr. Lisa Goldman Rosas,introduced keynote speakers Drs. Robert Ross(Stanford University’s Distinguished VisitingProfessor of 2023) & Anthony Iton, both of theCalifornia Endowment, and moderated by Dr.Joyce Sackey, Stanford Medicine inauguralChief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Bothkeynote speakers have returned from our 1stand 11th symposiums to speak on their journeynavigating policies and initiatives in California.-Dr. Anthony ItonKeynote Address And that's what our work atthe California endowmentis, it's about building socialpolitical and economicpower and a critical massof people in places so thatthey can meaningfullyengage in decision makingand hold institutionsaccountable for equity.Collectively, they were gracious and helpful in answering audience questions and shared their enthusiasm andrelentless efforts at bridging communities and their journeytowards health equity in California and beyond. ...if you are not diligentlyand assertively engagingyoung people in thesefights you will not winthat fight.-Dr. Robert RossThe theme, a Journey TowardsHealth Equity, reminds me of theAfrican proverb that is if you wantto go fast go alone, but if you wantto go far you have to go togetherand that's really what it's about.It's going to take each and everyone of us to address Health Equity.-Lisa Tealer, BACHAC

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Congratulations 2023 AwardeesRounding out the evening on an even more positive note we presented annual awards for: Outstanding Community Partner Awards to Special Olympics of Northern Californiaand Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS)Outstanding Community-engaged Faculty Awards to Holly Tabor, PhD and TamaraMontacute, MD, MPHRhonda McClinton-Brown Community-engaged Leader Award to Michelle Gimenez,MAInaugural Community Health Advocate Award was presented, posthumously, to Lourie Campos Coallier, MPACongratulations again to all award recipients and nominees for your tireless work in advancingcommunity health! REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2024 CHS!BRIDGINGCOMMUNITIESTo watch, listen, and learn more about this year’s symposium, please visit our event website.Registration & Call for Abstracts are now open for next year’s 22nd AnnualCommunity Health Symposium, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Thank you to our community resource table representatives, steeringcommittee, sponsors, and Dr. Magali Fassiotto for closing remarks. Thisevent would not be possible without the Office of Faculty Development andDiversity’s HEAL Network support!

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OCE leads the Community Engagement Core ofStanford’s Clinical and Translational ScienceAward (CTSA) to provide training and technicalassistance related to community-partneredresearch as well as conducting research incollaboration with investigators from across theSchool of Medicine.The Stanford CTSA Community Advisory Board(CAB), comprised of patient & researchparticipant advocates and representatives oflocal community-based organizations andgovernment agencies, informs ourunderstanding of how Stanford Medicine canbetter engage with local populations on healthequity research. This year, the CAB held 5 in-depth discussions with early-career physician-scientists who are part of CTSA’s MentoredCareer Development Award program (KL2). TheCAB also shared their insights on health equitypriorities in our region, particularly, mentalhealth, access to quality healthcare, andtechnology & linguistically accessible healthservices.This year, CAB member Ramon Ramirez joinedOCE to present our shared journey of co-creatingthe CAB at the 2023 Translational ScienceConference! Our goal is to be able to invitecommunity members to co-present at morescientific conference in the future.Clinical & Translational ScienceAward Program (CTSA) RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS2023 CTSA CABBrian Lewis | Community Research AdvocateChris Hoover | Santa Clara County PublicHealth Dept.Dolores Moorehead | Women’s CancerResearch CenterJeff Urman | Stanford University & Stanford VAJoan Venticinque | Stanford Cancer CenterScientific Review CommitteeKathleen Orrico | University of San FranciscoKim Hing | IDD Transform Advisory BoardMark Hager | Menlo CollegeMike Gonzalez | First 5 Santa Clara CountyPatrice Chamberlain* | Food for Health EquityCommunity Advisory BoardPriscilla Romero | San Mateo Medical CenterRamon Ramirez | PRIDEnet ParticipantAdvisory CommitteeRita French | Community Research AdvocateSaul Ramos | Somos MayfairTamarra Jones | San Mateo County PublicHealth Dept. Vivian Levy | San Mateo Medical Center*Community co-chairFor more information on the CTSA CAB, clickhereTotal number of TA requests logged in 2023:Requests for support included:Study design inputGrant proposal developmentsupport Implementing community-engagedresearch projectsPartnership development supportTo request Technical Assistance for yourproject, click hereTechnical Assistance (TA)Five offices across Stanford Medicineshare the TA Request portal: Stanford Medicine Office ofCommunity Engagement (OCE)Stanford Cancer Institute Office ofCancer Health EquityDepartment of Medicine CommunityPartnership ProgramStanford Maternal Child HealthResearch Institute (MCHRI) Department of Pediatrics Office ofChild Health Equity (OCHE)85

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PROJECTHIGHLIGHTSThis year, through Stanford CTSA, we were pleased to award 3 new Community Engagement pilot grants to: 1) Hilary Jericho, MD, MSCI. for her project, “GlutenFree Buddies: A Pediatric Celiac Mentorship Program” incollaboration with Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California & The Taylor Family Foundation2) Holly Tabor, PhD, on her project “IDD-TF: Building a Regional Stakeholder Task Force to Address HealthPriorities and Equity for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” in collaboration with SpecialOlympics of Northern California.3) Laura Hack, MD, PhD and Wen Feng, MD, for their project, “Decolonizing Psychedelic Therapy ViaCommunity Partnerships for Public Education” with the Chacruna Institute. For more information on these seed grants and past awardees, click hereSeed GrantsHealth Equity Ambassador ProgramThe Office of Community Engagement together with the StanfordCancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity, launched theHealth Equity Ambassador program this fall!This unique research capacity-building program will traincommunity participants - the Ambassadors - to facilitate andstrengthen connections between Stanford researchers andcommunity partners to transform community-engaged researchinto practices and policies that are responsive to thecommunity’s needs, ideas, and assets for promoting healthequity. This initiative will build research capacity in thecommunity, particularly in the Bay Area and Central Valley.Meet our 2023 Health Equity Ambassadors cohort! This year’sfocus is climate change and health equity. Participants receivemore than 30 hours of training and a seed grant to implement acommunity-led research or outreach project. Education is thefoundation ofbuilding capacity-Cristina Mancera, MA Maya Paulo, Climate ResilientCommunities, San Mateo &Santa ClaraNot Pictured:Lluvia Del Rio, Cancer PatientsAlliance, MontereyJessica Nguyen, AsianHealth Services, East BayAnna Lee Mraz, Peninsula360 Press, Casa CirculoCultural, San MateoDaniel Kokoski, CommunityHealth Partnership, SantaClaraFrom left:Deandra Lee, San Mateo CountyHealth, San MateoScarleth Contreras, El Concilioof San Mateo, San MateoEmily Dansie & Tessa Dansie,San Benito Health Foundation,Central Valley

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PROJECTHIGHLIGHTS2023 BLACC & Stanford OCE CABCassandra Nelson-WestbrooksChiquita TuttleChris WillhiteClaire TannerDolores MooreheadGwendolyn MitchellKimberly MurellMichelle MezaPat RobinsonShawndria BesantWashingtoniFor more on the BLACC CAB, click hereBlack Ladies Advocating for Cancer Care (BLACC)Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Our team supports the Outreach, Recruitment, andEngagement Core (OREC) of the Stanford ADRC. In2023, we significantly increased outreach activitiesto enhance public awareness of ADRC researchand education programs, particularly in Latinx andChinese communities. Examples includecommunity tabling events, featuring ADRCresearch in media outlets for Latinx audiences, andpresenting ADRC's research at the annual ChineseForum hosted by the Alzheimer's AssociationNorthern California Chapter. To enhance dialoguebetween ADRC leadership and communityadvocates and caregivers, we facilitate the ADRCCommunity Advisory Board, which met four timesthis year. Finally, we implemented the first inclusiveparticipation training for the center, where 38participants completed more than 20 hours oftraining on the topic.2023 ADRC CAB Amy Yotopolous | AvenidasBenjamin Yen | CaregiverDenise Coley | Parkinson’s PatientAdvocateElissa Wellikson | U.S. Military VeteranKirk Leu | CaregiverLeslie K DuBridge | Senior AdvocateSandra Green | Alzheimer’s AssociationSandra Winters | Senior CoastsidersSara Langer | Stanford ADRC PatientStella De La Pena | Alzheimer’s Assoc.Ting Pun | Patient AdvocateAs we reflect on the past year, the collaboration betweenBLACC, Stanford OCE, and Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (CMC)stands as a testament to the importance and success ofacademic-community partnerships.We have entered the second phase of our project –developing and implementing a BLACC peer navigationprogram for Black/African American women with breastcancer or undergoing survivorship based on their livedexperiences. Through concerted efforts alongside ourcommunity advisory board (CAB), we have:Refined the structure and components of the peernavigation program;Co-created the peer navigator (PN) job descriptionand hired a PN for the program;Participated in co-learning sessions to further ourunderstanding of breast cancer and;Hired research coordinators to facilitate studyimplementation.Our research protocol has received approval from theStanford Institutional Review Board (IRB). The team hasinitiated recruitment and outreach strategies consistentwith our partnership goals. We are excited and ready toenroll participants in the BLACC Peer Navigation Programin 2024. We look forward to continued growth and collaboration!

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2023 Community of PracticeAngelica Flores | De ColoresCollective Consulting, LLC.Brenda Arenas | Grail Family ServicesCynthia Colmenares | IndependentConsultantEsperanza Garcia | VeggielutionGuadalupe Perez | De ColoresCollective Consulting, LLC.Isela Luna | Latinas Contra CancerImelda Bautista | META, LLC.Luz Maria Abonce | META, LLC.Maria Corrales | Amigos deGuadalupeMartha Gonzalez | IndependentConsultantMaribel Ruiz | META, LLC.Nancy Villarreal | Latinas ContraCancerSolandyi Aguilar | VeggielutionTeresa Garcia | IndependentConsultantPROJECTHIGHLIGHTSCommunity Engagement Alliance AgainstCOVID-19 (CEAL) Our collaboration with Promotoras and CommunityHealth Workers (P/CHWs) began in 2021 with acommunity of practice including 15 P/CHWsrepresenting 7 organizations in the Bay Area. Ourcollaboration has evolved over time. Initially, wefocused on co-development and dissemination ofculturally and linguistically relevant COVID-19educational materials, reaching over 40,000community members via in-person outreach and over3 million through online platforms. Based on feedbackfrom P/CHWs, the focus of partnership shifted toprioritizing capacity development for P/CHWs in SantaClara County - facilitating P/CHWs conversations withother community leaders and community-basedorganizations. Between 2022 and 2023 our officehosted 11 workshops for P/CHWs in the Bay Area ontopics including basic needs, resource navigation, andunderstanding mental health services. In the Summer of 2023, our partnership expanded toinclude a statewide collaboration between 5 academicmedical institutions and 11 community partners. Theprimary objective of our collaboration is to facilitateand disseminate a 6-part mental health workshopseries, including conversations about trauma, grief,depression, anxiety, stress, coping strategies,mindfulness, and more. Invited presenters haveincluded both academics and community leaders. Todate, statewide workshops have reached over 600P/CHWs, with an average of over 300 attendees perworkshop. This year, we secured additional support to focus onhistorically marginalized communities‘ needs formental health support. We will begin a series of keyinformant interviews with organizations serving AsianAmerican and Native Hawaiian Hawaii Pacific Islandercommunity members. Stay tuned for more in 2024!

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JOIN US IN BUILDING DEEPERCONNECTIONSStanford MedicineOffice of Community Enggement1701 Page Mill RoadPalo Alto, CA 94304oce.stanford.eduinstagramthreadsyoutubecommunityengagement@stanford.eduDiana CarbajalWei-ting ChenGlenda EstiokoLisa Goldman RosasHelen HailuBarakah LoveCristina ManceraYessica Martinez MuletPatricia Rodriguez EspinosaDave ZapataSpecial thanks to past team members for their contribution to our work:Erica Martinez, Juan Perez, & Kimberly Sanchez CONTRIBUTORS & CREATORSFACULTY & STAFFABOUT THIS PUBLICATIONThis Annual Report was createdand published by the Office of Community Engagement representingthe events and activities for the January-December 31, 2023 calendar year. Cover DescriptionGeese flying in “V“ teamwork formationto achieve our: MissionTo be a national and international leaderin developing innovative models ofengagement, nurturing communitypartnerships, and designing andimplementing rigorous projects thatpromote health equity for diversepopulations.All efforts were made to ensure thatinformation presented were up to dateand accurate. Should you notice anerror, please contact/email our office:

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to our communitypartners, supporters,and fellow researchersfor your commitment tohealth equity! We couldnot do it without you!