Turning great ideas into healthier communities


Center for Civic Partnerships
(PHI program 1991-2016)

For twenty-five years, the Center for Civic Partnerships (CCP) provided leadership and management support to build healthier communities and more effective nonprofit organizations. CCP provided training, technical assistance, and tools, and was the home of the California Healthy Cities and Communities Network which promoted positive physical, social and economic community environments that supported the well-being of community members. This program ended in 2016.

Here's How We're Making a Difference

Building Stronger Nonprofit Organizations

Close to 90 percent of the over 100 nonprofit executive directors receiving organizational development services from PHI’s Center for Civic Partnerships attributed the services to helping them achieve their top organizational priorities in the year after formal support ended.



Creating Healthier Cities in California

PHI’s Center for Civic Partnerships ran the California Healthy Cities Project (CHCP), the largest and longest running statewide program of its kind in the U.S. CHCP worked with hundreds of local leaders and city governments to improve their communities in the areas of safety, healthy aging, nutrition and physical activity and more. CHCP received the National Coalition Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


Helping Organizations Improve their Sustainability and Community Engagement Initiatives

PHI’s Center for Civic Partnerships and Center for Collaborative Planning collaborated together to help build the capacity of California Wellness Foundation grantees in the areas of sustainability, community engagement, policy and advocacy.

Through training institutes and webinars, participants developed their knowledge and skills with peers and were able to return to their organizations with the ideas, tools and inspiration to put into place practices that will benefit and sustain their organizations and the people they serve.