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You don't have to be an official UCSF Advocate to join us. Here are some of our key initiatives. See all current advocacy efforts

Support the Renovation of UCSF Parnassus Heights AND The New Hospital

UCSF’s plan to revitalize its oldest campus at Parnassus Heights is entering a crucial phase. After years of planning, outreach and work with both the UCSF and the local community, an amendment to UCSF’s 2014 Long Range Development Plan to incorporate the CPHP’s proposals will go before the UC Board of Regents in early 2021 for approval.

Interested in showing your support for the project and letting people know how important these vital updates are to continuing UCSF’s world-class research, education and patient care? Sign up here to receive news and learn about ways you can participate.

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Call Congress for Covid Funding

Continued investments from the federal government are essential to helping us recover from the pandemic and return to normal. Call your legislators and ask for the next COVID-19 bill to include more investments for safety net health care providers like UCSF, support for our students and research, and direct aid for California.

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Census Counts

Participate in the Census starting in mid-March and help spread the word of its importance. Being counted equals data, dollars and decision makers. Conducted every ten years, the 2020 Census asks basic questions and not about immigration or citizenship.

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Advocacy Guidelines

UCSF’s research and advocacy plays an important role in shaping public policy. However, as a 501(c)(3) and a state entity, there are legal restrictions on the types of political activities UCSF employees can engage in on behalf of UCSF. Follow these guidelines to be successful when advocating in your UCSF and person capacities.

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Join UCSF Advocates

Now more than ever, it is critical that #UCSFStandsUp and speaks out to help shape local, state, and federal policies that promote our core missions of healthcare, scientific research and education.

Join us to find opportunities to connect with local, state, and federal lawmakers, participate in advocacy events and trainings, and receive our newsletter with actions you can take to advocate for policy change.

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UC Advocacy Network

UCSF also is part of the UC Advocacy Network, which engages community members to help highlight the impact of UC's contributions to government officials and policymakers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Stay informed about issues relevant to the UC system.

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