April 2021

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Vaccinations at the Consulate of Mexico in Sacramento

A community partnership involving UC Davis Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment at the Consulate of Mexico in Sacramento. The clinic is open to anyone eligible under health guidelines to receive the vaccine, but organizers at a news conference Monday stressed the need for Latinos to get inoculated.  

Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, thanked the consulate and Elica for their shared commitment to providing vaccinations as well as COVID-19 testing to Latinos.

Aguilar-Gaxiola, who is also director of community engagement at the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, noted that the vaccination clinic is a helpful step that will bring positive results. “The vaccine is safe and effective, it’s for the good of our families, friends, ourselves and our communities.”

The vaccination clinic is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who are eligible can register at, or call 916-329-3502, or text the word “vacunas” to 833-510-7753.

Read the full article at the UC Davis Newsroom HERE

Black Child Legacy Campaign

A new study, co-authored by University of California, Davis, and Sacramento State University researchers, shows how a campaign built on community-driven solutions, grassroots leadership and targeted resources has improved the health and lives of Black children, pushing back against the effects of longstanding racial inequities.

The two-year study considered the effectiveness of a regional effort to reduce preventable deaths among Black children, evaluating the impact of the Black Child Legacy Campaign, or BCLC, in seven Sacramento neighborhoods. It clearly illustrates how policymakers and communities must work closely to enact systemic change, co-authors said.

Read the full article at the UC Davis Newsroom HERE

UC Davis Launches $3 Million Project to Improve Farmworker COVID Safety

California’s 800,000 farmworkers have been hit hard by COVID-19, the disease that has infected more than 25 million people and killed more than 420,000 in the United States. Farmworkers are especially vulnerable to the airborne virus that causes COVID-19 because they often live, work and carpool in close quarters with other people. As essential employees, farmworkers have stayed on the job during the pandemic to plant, process and harvest the nation’s food.

Agricultural safety experts and communicators at the University of California, Davis, have launched the COVID-19 Statewide Agriculture and Farmworker Education Program to reverse that trend. Funded by a $3 million contract with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the project provides workers, growers, farm labor contractors, community groups and others the training and safety information they need to reduce farmworkers’ risk of contracting COVID-19.

Read the full article at the UC Davis Newsroom HERE

April Speaking Events with Center Director Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola
Univision Los Angeles 
4/7 from 12:30-1:30pm
Spanish-language Livestream on Facebook

with Senator Alex Padilla

Radio Bilingüe
4/8 & 4/21 from 10-11am
Covid19 & the Latinx Community

Spanish-language Interviews

Fresno Mexican Consulate
4/13 from 5-6pm
Interview Spanish-language Webinar via Facebook Live
Covid19 Vaccines

American Mexican Association

4/21 & 5/19 from 4:15-5:15pm
Spanish-language Webinar on the following topics:

4/21 - Effects of the pandemic on the mental health of young people.
5/19 - Mental Health tools and good practices.
March Events
Still available to watch!
3/15/21 -Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola was featured in Masked Up!
Discussing Covid19's disproportionate effect on the Latinx community
Watch on

3/24/21 - 1st part of the American Mexican Association's 3-part Webinar Series:

"Effects of the pandemic on the mental health of the Hispanic Community." 
Watch on Youtube
Scholarship Opportunity!
The Josie Torralba Romero (JTR) Scholarship Fund seeks to honor its namesake, who was the first President and one of the founders of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA); an organization dedicated to bringing attention to the great disparities that exist in Latino behavioral health access and utilization of services, research and behavioral health workforce development. Deadline is 5/28/21!
Visit their site
HERE for more information and to apply!
Three Sacramento Clinics for Vaccinations

UC Davis Health now provides free COVID-19 vaccines and the personnel to administer the shots to three community vaccination sites:

More information available HERE
Natomas Vaccine Clinic
Link for more information HERE.

Join us next Tuesday, April 6th at 11am for an intimate discussion with Dr. Hayes-Bautista around the impacts of COVID on Latino families and how more equitable policies like universal health care might be the solution.

Únase a nosotros el 6 de abril a las 11 am para una discusión íntima con el Dr. Hayes-Bautista sobre los impactos de Covid en las familias latinas y cómo políticas más equitativas como la atención médica universal podrían ser la solución. 


Register Here / Registrarse Aqui


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