August 2021
News and Updates
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COVID-19 Numbers Increase
Featuring Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola
Experts say there is an alarming increase in infections with coronavirus in Los Angeles.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola, from UC Davis Health, said he agreed with the new measure of mandatory use of the masks in indoor spaces due to the increase in cases of the virus. Likewise, the specialist pointed out that every day it is confirmed that the delta variant of the coronavirus is even more contagious than previously believed.  Watch the full story at Univision LA: HERE  (Spanish Broadcast)
UC Davis Health
8 Things to know about the Delta variant 
8 Cosas que debe saber sobre el variante Delta

Sacramento County has the third highest rate of COVID cases in the state, with 11.5 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days. The county's COVID-19 vaccination rate is about 50%, well below the statewide rate of 63%. UC Davis Health experts caution that the Delta variant should be taken very seriously.
For the full story, click HERE

El condado de Sacramento tiene la tercera tasa más alta de casos de COVID en el estado, con 11.5 casos por cada 100,000 personas en los últimos siete días. La tasa de vacunación COVID-19 del condado es de aproximadamente el 50%, muy por debajo de la tasa estatal del 63%. Los expertos de UC Davis Health advierten que la variante Delta debe tomarse muy en serio.
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UC Davis Health
Delta Variant Explained
In the short 3 minute video above, Dr. Lorena Garcia, professor of epidemiology at UC Davis School of Medicine, explains how the COVID-19 Delta variant is different, what you can do to stay safe and how vaccines could make a difference in preventing future COVID-19 variants. The Delta variant is much more transmissible, and precautions should be taken.
Impact of the Pandemic
(Univision - Spanish Broadcast)
In this report, two mothers tell me about their hard experiences with their children who developed depression and panic attacks. These are the effects of the pandemic on mental health, a real problem that affects people of all ages, but particularly young people.
Science Cafe
Science Cafe! - UC Davis Digital Health Equity Program
In this Science Café, Dr. Elder will discuss his efforts to create a regional digital public health platform to improve access to and continuity of care for vulnerable populations in the Sacramento area, northern California region and beyond. This will be moderated by our Center Director, Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola
Register today! Click HERE

For questions about the Science Cafe click HERE
Multicultural Mental Health Summit
August 25th
The purpose of the Multicultural Mental Health Summit is to provide participants with the most innovative information and modalities that are currently being implemented in the communities as best practices as well as community-defined evidence-based practices. The presentations will be structured to demonstrate how some of these practices have been effective in addressing cultural disparities. Register HERE
August Speaking Events with
Center Director Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola
Radio Bilingüe
8/11 10:00am-11:00am
COVID-19 & the Latinx Community

Spanish-language Interview

Radio Bilingüe
8/12 12:00pm-12:30pm
COVID-19 Vaccines & Harm Reduction

Spanish-language Interview

Multicultural Mental Health Summit
8/25 2:00pm-3:00pm 
"Achieving Health Equity in Access to and Utilization of
Mental Health Services for Underserved Communities"
Breaking Barriers to COVID-19 Care

Meeting people where they are to administer COVID-19 vaccines has been a hurdle to jump for UC Davis physicians, medical staff, faculty and students. Read more HERE

The Truth behind COVID-19 Vaccines and Women's Health
Misinformation is spreading on the Internet regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and how they may affect women’s health. For more info and a Q&A session with Dr. Clara Paik, clinic medical director of obstetrics and gynecology and the co-division director of University Women’s Health, click HERE
Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccines in Communities of Color
Vaccinate All 58!

Please click the image below to be taken to a toolkit of resources and information to share about Covid19 Vaccination in the state of California.
My Turn!

Everyone in California, over the age of 16 is now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID19 at no cost. Please click the image below to check on vaccine availability in your county!
Vaccine Hotline
Having trouble finding a place to get your vaccine? 
Call: 1-800-232-0233
TTY: 1-888-720-7489
2020-2021 Scholarship Recipient
of the JTR Scholarship in tribute to
Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola
Graduates TCU!
Congratulations to Marissa Sanchez, who recently graduated from Texas Christian University and plans to work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with two local practices in Austin, Texas. She was a recipient of the JTR Scholarship in Tribute to Dr. Sergio Aguilar- Gaxiola 2020-2021. 
Read more about Marissa Sanchez  HERE
Find more scholarship information HERE
 Breaking Down Barriers:
A Black and Latinx Pre-Nursing Conference
The Breaking Down Barriers Conference is aimed at promoting the nursing profession in Black and Latinx communities and is hosted by the Black Nurses Association and the Sacramento Chapter of National Association of Hispanic Nurses. This virtual pre-nursing conference seeks to aim at promoting the nursing profession in Black and Latinx communities. Register online: HERE
Health Equity Academy 
Leaders for Tomorrow's Healthcare
The UC Davis School of Medicine, Office of Student and Resident Diversity hosts the Health Equity Academy via Zoom, for socioeconomically disadvantaged high school students to learn more about medicine/healthcare. Students will get to meet essential healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and current medical students and learn how to become a future healthcare leader through collaborative projects and activities. Online application for the fall 2021 Health Equity Academy is open and available HERE
The application deadline is August 20th, 2021 by 5:00pm
Cesar Chavez Youth
Leadership Conference
The Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration is a free college and career motivational event for junior high, high school and community college students, as well as parents and community members. To learn more or to register, click HERE
Seeking Program Coordinator
for Prep Medico!
The Program Coordinator for the Office for Health, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI), will be responsible for providing support for the Director of the Prep Medico and Pipeline Program. Involves designing, conducting, promoting, evaluating and supporting health professions education's Prep Medico programs in compliance with organizational objectives. Supports undergraduate learners in areas such as curriculum, teaching and learning activities virtually and in person class settings, scheduling clinical rotations, core competencies, assessment and evaluations. Coordinates all activities associated with ongoing administration of health professions education programs.  To learn more and apply, click HERE
Final application date is 8/3/21


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