Connie Chan Robison, MPH
Center for Collaborative Planning
Public Health Institute

Ms. Connie Chan Robison is the executive director of the Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP), a center of the Public Health Institute. Ms. Robison guides the center’s organizational and programmatic priorities, including its training and technical assistance programs, leadership development initiatives, and community building efforts. Ms. Robison and her team are often called upon to serve as an intermediary organization to provide project management, capacity building, peer learning, and convening on health improvement and community change initiatives. CCP currently serves as project manager for The California Wellness Foundation’s Women’s Initiatives, focusing on health inequities faced by women of color. The center also partners with the Blue Shield of California Foundation on design and implementation of peer learning and convening activities for its community partners engaged in the foundation’s Advancing Behavioral Health Integration initiative. In a similar capacity, she and her colleagues at the Public Health Institute supported the launch of The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative by providing training and technical assistance, convening, and peer learning support to the 14 communities funded by the 10-year initiative to improve social determinants of health.

Ms. Robison is involved in a number of civic and community endeavors, including her long-standing efforts with the Healthy Sacramento Coalition, a county-wide effort originally launched as part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Community Transformation Grants (CTG) to address chronic disease prevention and health disparities. As co-chair, she helped to orchestrate the coalition’s transition from CTG to its current mission to eliminate health inequities in the Sacramento region by addressing racial and social injustices on a host of issues including land use, housing, and education. She has also served as co-chair of the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (National Partnerships for Action to End Health Disparities [NPA] initiative) for Region IX for the past two years.

Ms. Robison graduated from the University of California at Davis with degrees in biological sciences and political science and received her master’s degree in public health from San Jose State University. She is a proud parent with her husband of 25 years of three young adults and in her spare moments enjoys hiking, reading, 70s music, and quality time with family.