What is the City-County Neighborhood Initiative (CCNI)?

The CCNI builds the capacity of residents to identify and address violence and other health inequities in their neighborhoods. Founded in 2004, the CCNI is a partnership between the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), the City of Oakland, neighborhood resident groups, community-based organizations, the Oakland Unified School District and the University of California, Berkeley. It is funded by the ACPHD, Alameda County Measure A, City of Oakland Measure Y and a City of Oakland Community Block Development Grant.

What is the CCNI Approach?

The CCNI has four main goals.

  1. Resident empowerment – increased leadership, greater social capital, positive youth development, steps toward improved health
  2. Stronger local grassroots organizations – greater access to resources, linkages between organizations, ability to work with and challenge institutions
  3. Concrete improvements in residents’ lives – meeting action priorities, safer neighborhoods, less violence, improved health and well-being, reduced inequities
  4. Changed City and County institutions – power sharing, responsiveness to needs.

hoover health fairTo facilitate planning and evaluation, the CCB Leadership Team developed a logic model which provides a roadmap for how our intervention will work. It identifies the resources we will utilize from various partners, the activities we will implement, and the outcomes we expect to achieve. Click here for more information about the theory and research behind the CCNI.

sobrante park health fairHow does the CCNI work?

The CCNI engages residents in community capacity-building and street-level outreach.

Our neighborhood-specific community-capacity building projects in each neighborhood include:

What difference does the CCNI make and how do I get involved?

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