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Center for Collaborative Planning

Engaging communities for action since 1994

Our Resume

Past Projects


Community Partnerships for Healthy Children (CPHC)
Funded by: Sierra Health Foundation
Period: 1993 - 2003

CCP monitored grant activities and provided training and technical assistance for the CPHC initiative, a 10-year, $20 million effort to improve the health of children through community building. At the heart of the CPHC initiative was the idea that mobilized communities have the capability to solve their own problems and that long-term strategies will lead to long-term solutions.

Women's Health Leadership
Funded by: James Irvine Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, The California Healthcare Foundation, Community Technology Foundation of California, University of California, San Francisco, National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Johnson & Johnson Corporation
Period: 1995 - 1999

The mission of the Women's Health Leadership (WHL) program is to promote health and social justice by supporting and building leadership capacity of women leaders at the community level. Through a yearlong leadership development program, a statewide Alumni Network over 300 grassroots women leaders, and special projects focusing on mobilizing the strengths of the Alumni Network, WHL has created an important constituency for change at the local and state level.

WHL Women's Choices
Funded by: California HealthCare Foundation
Period: 2000 - 2004

Women's Choices' is creating the beginning of a community-based movement regarding quality health indicators with graduates of WHL. Twenty-two ethnically and geographically diverse WHL Alumni have been trained as Women's Choices' Training Associates (TAs) and have implemented culturally appropriate methods to raise quality health care issues in their communities. The TAs will develop health care quality policy recommendations based on their experiences and will participate in strategies to see that these recommendations become a part of the health care quality discussion.

WHL Alumni Network
Funded by: The California Wellness Foundation
Period: 2002 - 2004

WHL coordinates and strengthens the WHL Alumni Network through regular electronic networking and regional gatherings, dissemination of women's health policy and program information, and identifying new funding sources to sustain WHL Alumni Network programs.

Leadership and Health Through Technology
Funded by: The Community Technology Foundation of California
Period: 2001 - 2003

CCP has engaged in numerous activities, including developing a video, conducting trainings, updating our website, and establishing communications mechanisms to increase the capacity of grassroots women leaders to access and use technology in their work. In addition, we have focused on identifying opportunities to use technology to expand leadership skills to grassroots women for improving health. Moreover, we have worked to strengthen the infrastructure of WHL to pursue policy goals for women's health in low-income communities by promoting virtual community building and community action.

Alliance for Women's Health Leadership
Funded by: The California Endowment
Period: 1998 - 2001

In collaboration with three partner organizations, the Los Angeles Women's Foundation, The Women's Foundation in San Francisco, and the Women's Health Collaborative, WHL specifically worked to increase resources and grantmaking in grassroots communities by providing technical assistance and support to WHL Alumni.

Partnership for the Public's Health (PPH)
Funded by: The California Endowment
Period: 1999 - 2002

CCP served on the planning team for this innovative effort that seeks to strengthen partnerships between health departments and community groups. Since the launch of PPH, CCP has provided grantee training including specially designed regional workshops in collaborative self-assessment and tailored workshops hosted in grantee communities.

California Community Action and Mobilization Project
Funded by: California Department of Health Services
Period: 1992 - 1993

Provided training and technical assistance in coalition building and participatory strategic planning for 15 statewide ethnic coalitions.