Parnassus Neighborhood Week

San Francisco is beloved for our vibrant merchant corridors and neighborhood businesses. To help support small and local businesses that make our city unique, #UCSFShopLocal encourages residents to patronize neighborhood stores to help boost our local economy. Community members will have an opportunity to win one of three prizes benefiting merchants near Parnassus Heights by taking a photo your favorite local spot and using #UCSFShopLocal. Join in

Icon of Parnassus Heights neighborhood
Shop and dine in Inner Sunset, Cole Valley, Haight-Ashbury & UCSF Parnassus Heights November 15-November 27

Committed to the Community

We invest in and support our community by sponsoring events, making strategic public benefit investments, providing free health screenings, and promoting activities to encourage health and wellness. In 2018:

  • We provided over 15 health and community events in neighborhoods near our active projects.
  • We facilitated over 1,000 free screenings for skin cancer, oral health, and blood pressure.
  • We committed over $10.5 million in the Dogpatch neighborhood for improvements to parks, open space and pedestrian safety.
Medical student measuring woman's blood pressure.

UCSF first-year medical student Francesco Sergi checks Frank Frinak's blood pressure during a free screening event at the OMI Health Wellness Fair.

Community & Government Relations Projects

UCSF is engaged in a variety of ongoing projects designed to enhance the campus and medical center, and better serve both patients and the greater community. When we embark on any project, planning always includes engagement with the local community.