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CRHD Newsletter
April 2022
Volume 2 Issue 4

CRHD News Highlight

UC Davis CRHD Receives AAMC Innovations to Bolster Community Trust and Engagement in Science Award

Earlier this month CRHD received national recognition from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The Center was highlighted for a 5-year project that resulted in better access mental health services for Filipino American, Latino and LGBTQ+ populations: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM). The project was declared second-place winner in the 2022 AAMC Innovations to Bolster Community Trust and Engagement in Science Award. The award recognizes “pioneering approaches to bolstering community trust and engagement in scientific developments that promote human health.”

The initiative involving the Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) and the university’s Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is part of a community-engaged, quality improvement project that spanned five years. It resulted in the cultural transformation of the county’s Behavioral Health Division and several of its partner community-based organizations in seven cities.

The project has become a model for how to address health disparities. In collaboration with our Solano County partners, CRHD is planning to provide trainings and technical assistance to California Behavioral Health Divisions, focused on adapting the model to address local health disparities.
 The initiative is detailed in the final evaluation report:
 Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM).
Read the UC Davis Health News story HERE.

Upcoming CRHD Events

Latino Mental Health Equity Summit

The inequalities in mental health for Latinos continues to be severe, persistent and well documented. Latinos continued to have less access to mental health services than do whites and more likely to receive poor quality care when treated. The lack of culturally and linguistic appropriate mental health services, the mental health stigma and the poor quality, keeps Latinos from seeking mental health services. This Latino Mental Health Summit will offer a forum to stimulate open learning and have conversations on the needs and solutions for Latino communities.
Register HERE
CRHD Past Event Recordings

 Univision Interview on Booster Vaccines and Myths

View a Spanish language interview on Univision with Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities: Low Numbers on Booster Vaccines in California; doctors call not to believe in myths."

Vea una entrevista en español por Univision con el Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director of the Centro para Reducir las Disparidades de Salud: Cifras bajas en refuerzos de vacunas en California; médicos llaman a no creer en mitos.


 Radio Bilingüe Spanish-language Interview on COVID-19 and the Mental Health of Youth

Dr. Sergio Aguilar- Gaxiola speaks about COVID-19 myths and the mental health of the youth. He addresses the following questions from the parents about the mental health of their children: What are the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of their children? Does using a mask cause anxiety or mental health problems? What are the effects of face masks on the mental health of the children? Can exercise be done with face masks on? How can we fight against the mental health stigma and the discrimination due to COVID-19?

Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola habla sobre los mitos del COVID-19 y la salud mental de los jóvenes. Aborda las siguientes preocupaciones de los padres sobre la salud mental de sus hijos: ¿Cuáles son los efectos de la pandemia en la salud mental de los niños? ¿Usar una máscara causa ansiedad o problemas de salud mental? ¿Cuáles son los efectos de las mascarillas en la salud mental de los niños? ¿Pueden hacer deporte con mascarillas? ¿Cómo podemos luchar contra el estigma y la discriminación de COVID-19?

Recording Available Here

CalHOPE: A Mental Health Resource for Farmworkers

Dr. Sergio Aguila-Gaxiola shares about some of the challenges farmworkers face that impact their mental health during the pandemic and how CalHope is able to provide free mental health resources to farmwoRking communities.

CalHOPE is a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and run by the Department of Health Care Services. The public can speak with trained staff via the program’s telephone “warm line” at (833) 317-HOPE (4673) or the CalHOPE Connect live chat, which offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional support for all Californians who may need emotional support relating to COVID-19.

Listen to Public Announcment Here
COVID-19 Community Clinics

MOVE IT UP Highlights
Mobilizing Organizations via Equitable Immunizations and Testing
through Unified Partnerships

The MOVE IT UP project was aired on KCRA news in Sacramento!
Please click the photo above to read or watch the story. 
Spanish version of the story HERE.
Versión en español de la noticia AQUÍ.
Additionally listed below are milestones and highlights from  MOVE IT UP

- Administered 3,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Implemented partnerships with two additional school districts in Sac County to provide convenient access to school-aged kids and their families.
- Expanded presence at retail locations like Viva Markets and La Superior Supermercados.

- COVID-19 testing teams are fully operational and available for onsite testing in Yolo and Sac Counties.
- 2nd boosters are now offered at all COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
- $25 gift cards are now available for all doses.
If you are interested in hosting a testing or vaccine team, please fill out the contact form HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Clinic Schedule

Click HERE


Community COVID-19 Testing
Clinics Weekly Schedule

Liberty Towers Church 
5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sac., CA 95842
8 - 11:30 a.m & 1 - 3 p.m.  (Closed 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.)
Registration for Testing:

La Familia Maple Neighborhood Center
3301 37th Ave., Room 7, Sac., CA 95824
(park on 36th Ave) 
9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Registration for Testing:

Cordova Neighborhood Church
10600 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:


Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI)
6270 Elder Creek Road, Sac., CA 95824 
8 a.m - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:

Chabolla Community Center
600 Chabolla Ave., Galt, CA 95632
7 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:

Robertsons Community Center
3525 Norwood Ave., Sac., CA 95838
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:

St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church
3996 14th Ave., Sac., CA 95820
9 a.m - 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
Registration for Testing
For other clinics in Stanislaus, Fresno, and Madera counties, please visit: 
Community Flyers & Information

2022 Small and Diverse Supplier Expo

Free virtual expo held by UC Davis Supply Chain Management, UC Davis Health Purchasing, the campus Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
Date: Monday, April 25th, 2022
Time: 10am-2pm
Read More Here
Student Resources

César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference

Celebrate the life and legacy of César Chávez with us!

May 14, 2022
8 AM – 3 PM
University Credit Union Center
UC Davis

The César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration is a free college and career motivational event for junior high, high school, community college students, parents, and community members. Explore college choices, connect with community resources and learn from professional role models to help plan your future career. 

Group Registration HERE
Individual Registration HERE

UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium is a partnership of postbaccalaureate premedical programs at the Schools of Medicine at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Francisco. 

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Sacramento Valley College Corps  Community Host Site Application

Sacramento Valley College Corps is now accepting applications for host sites!
Led by the California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps initiative creates a generation of civic-minded leaders with the ability to bridge divides and solve problems, help low-income students graduate college on time and with less debt, and address societal challenges and help build more equitable communities across the Sacramento Valley.
Please visit our website for more information and to access the application form.

Pláticas en Confianza:  Impuestos y Créditos Tributarios

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Pláticas en confianza: Los impuestos y créditos tributarios.  
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