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CRHD Newsletter
February 2022
Volume 2 Issue 2

CRHD Highlight

Governor names Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola to California health and wellness panel

Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, founder and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, has been appointed to a state panel to promote health and wellness for Californians. The council includes representatives from health and wellness organizations, youth sports programs, education, the entertainment and fitness industry, and other experts on physical and mental health.
Read More HERE
Read the Governor's Announcement below:

New paper proposes diversity, equity and inclusion measures to combat structural health inequities 

Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola of UC Davis and six other national leaders in health equity are calling upon the clinical and translational research community to address structural health inequities by placing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the center of their work. In a perspective piece published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, the co-authors presented a bold framework for advancing DEI in clinical and translational research. They also highlighted the urgency of engaging underrepresented communities in the medical field. “DEI is essential for extending the scope and creativity of research that seeks to solve complex problems and reduce inequities in health,” said Aguilar-Gaxiola, director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities and director of the community engagement program of the UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center. Aguilar-Gaxiola is also a School of Medicine professor of clinical internal medicine.
Read more HERE

Center for Reducing
Health Disparities
Now Recruiting - Open Position

The Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC) is currently recruiting for a Community Engagement Program Manager. Under the leadership of the Director of CRHD, this position will provide programmatic oversight to the Community Engagement Program within the CTSC.  The overarching mission of the Community Engagement Program is to ensure engagement of the community and integrate special populations into University of California Davis Health (UCDH)’s research enterprise to ensure that breakthroughs are translated for the benefit of society and its subpopulations. 

For more information click HERE
UC Davis Health Highlight

Dr. Hendry Ton recognized by LA Times for diversity and equity inclusion efforts

UC Davis Health Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hendry Ton was recognized in the LA Times Business Publication for his dedication to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism initiatives within the health system and the larger community. He joined a list of reader-nominated inspirational, diverse leaders exhibiting achievements within their respective businesses.
Read more HERE

DEI-HDT: Parenting in a Pandemic Initiative

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Healthy Davis Together
The Parenting in a Pandemic Initiative aims to support parents of the UC Davis community, City of Davis, Yolo County, and beyond in navigating the changing landscapes of the pandemic and keeping children and families safe and fully able to pursue educational opportunities. The Parenting in a Pandemic Initiative takes a multicultural approach to help mitigate the spread of Covid as we strive to serve the diverse population of Yolo County and the greater Sacramento area. We are developing programming in Spanish, Russian and other critical languages and seek to serve underrepresented communities. We offer virtual and, when possible, in-person educational programming by partnering with the best health and public health experts to give parents and caregivers up-to-date evidence-based information in an accessible way.
Read more and  see past recordings HERE

Omicron: 10 things to know about the very contagious COVID-19 variant

UC Davis Health infectious diseases experts, epidemiologists and public health experts answer common questions about Omicron and explain what you can do to reduce your risk. 
Click HERE for more!
COVID-19 Community Clinics

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

 The MOVE IT UP Project focuses on improving access for Latinx farmworkers and African Americans and will serve rural and urban areas with low vaccination rates. The project has mobile vaccine and testing units that will be available five days a week, including regular evening and weekend hours.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to partner with us to bring testing and vaccination to areas of need in Sacramento and Yolo counties, please visit the MOVE IT UP website, complete the MOVE IT UP Project Contact Form, or contact Gabriela Alaniz.

For the most up to date list of Vaccination Clinics 
Click HERE


Community COVID-19 Testing
Clinics Weekly Schedule

Liberty Towers Church 
5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sac., CA 95842
8 - 11 a.m & 1 - 3 p.m.  (Closed 11 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:
Natomas Unified School District [Offers Only PCR Testing]
(Closed February 8th) 
1931 Arena Blvd., Sac., CA 95834
10 a.m. - 3:30 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:

Oak Hills Church (Closes end of February)
1100 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, CA 95630
8 a.m - 4 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:

South Sacramento Christian Center
7710 Stockton Blvd., Sac., CA 95823
8 - 11:30 a.m.  & 1 - 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 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Registration for Testing

Tetteh Pediatric Health at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative
4625 44th St, Sac., CA 95820
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Registration for Testing at:
Community Flyers & Information

Community Health Councils
Update on New Legislation

THE 2022 California Health Care Foundation

The rising cost of health care continues to be one of California’s most urgent issues, with one in four Californians saying they have struggled to pay at least one medical bill in the past 12 months — up from 20% last year — and 49% saying they have postponed care due to cost, according to a newly released statewide survey conducted by the California Health Care Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago. Of those who postponed care, the survey finds, 47% report their health condition worsened as a result, up from 41% last year.
Read more and take the survey  HERE
Student Resources
The Complete Pre-Med Postbaccalaureate Program Advising Workshop
February 14th 2022
12 pm - 1 pm

Register 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. 

Subscribe for Summit Updates by clicking HERE

Questions? Email

Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Research Advisory Board

Applications are currently being accepted for the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Health Research Advisory Board for the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). The AYA Health Research Advisory Board is made up of people ages 13-39 who help researchers better understand the needs and interests of young people in Northern California.

The CTSC is committed to choosing a diverse group of advisory board members with different ages, races/ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, gender identities and sexual orientations, and perspectives on the adolescent and young adult community.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 18, 2022. Applicants may be contacted to arrange a virtual interview with staff. A final decision will be made by Friday, March 4, 2022.

If you have any questions about the advisory board or application, please contact Melisa Price at
Read more HERE

OHEDI Job Opportunity
Anchor Institution Program Analyst

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to fill a new Anchor Institution Program Analyst (Project/Policy Analyst 3) position in the Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This is a full-time career position that reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Director of Anchor Institution and Culture/Climate in the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

The Anchor Institution Program Analyst position plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates community engagement and collaboration activities, with an emphasis on supporting UCDH’s Anchor Institution Pillars – local workforce development, local procurement, community impact investments, and volunteerism. The Anchor Institution Program Analyst will independently perform a full range of responsibilities including data analysis, data analysis report summation and technological program use to identify issues that impact a diverse range of communities and determine solutions and/or recommendations to leadership. This individual will actively participate in industry organizations, such as the Healthcare Anchor Network, to keep abreast of national efforts, increase and share knowledge of best practices, maintain relationships, and develop collaborative opportunities. This position seeks and implements creative and innovative ideas to further UCDH’s Anchor Institution and positively impact the communities we serve. The role of the Anchor Institution Program Analyst is also to support the implementation of the anchor recommendations by applying theory and putting it into practice an in-depth understanding of the professional field. 
Interested applicants may find the full job posting at by searching for Requisition # 30253, the final filing date for applications is 2/15/2022. 


Hotline #: 1-833-642-7696
Click below for our Center's Resource Page!
Click below for a collaborative effort from
CalHOPE to help us all stay well, together!
Available in both English and Spanish
Click below for Anti-racism Resources from UC Davis HEDI
Click below for the CA Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Updates
 The Western Center for Agricultural Health & Safety has some
new and updated COVID-19 resources on their website!
Click the link to download for free or to request printed materials.
Materials are available in English & Spanish. 
Safety Messaging Available as well, click HERE!
National Institute of Health - Community Engagement Alliance
Available in both
English and Spanish, Click below
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