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CRHD Newsletter
January 2022
Volume 2 Issue 1

UC Davis Leads Grassroots Effort to Screen Migrant Workers and Their Families for COVID-19

A crucial effort by UC Davis Health to detect COVID-19 among farmworkers and other vulnerable populations has resulted in more than 17,000 coronavirus rapid tests given to residents of four Central California counties. Underway since early February, the effort known as ÓRALE offers free COVID-19 screening primarily to Latinos with a focus on agricultural essential workers at locations and hours convenient to them, including churches, community centers and migrant housing centers. ÓRALE is the product of a $3.7-million National Institutes of Health grant to UC Davis intended to improve the health of populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Read More HERE

Un esfuerzo crucial de UC Davis Health para detectar COVID-19 entre los trabajadores agrícolas y otras poblaciones vulnerables ha resultado en más de 17,000 pruebas rápidas de coronavirus dadas a residentes de cuatro condados en California Central. Iniciado a principios de febrero, el esfuerzo conocido como ÓRALE ofrece pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 principalmente a los latinos y en particular a trabajadores esenciales de la agricultura en lugares y horas que son convenientes para ellos, incluyendo iglesias, centros comunitarios y centros de vivienda para migrantes. ÓRALE es el producto de un subsidio de $3.7 millones de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud a UC Davis para mejorar la salud de poblaciones afectadas desproporcionadamente por la pandemia.

Leer más aquí

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 our website at, complete the MOVE IT UP Project Contact Form (click here), or contact Gabriela Alaniz at

MOVE IT UP: Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Expands Access in Oak Park

On Saturday, Dec. 4, City Church of Sacramento and the California Department of Public Health presented a pop-up vaccination clinic at The Salvation Army in Oak Park. Highlighted in the Sacramento The Observer Newspaper. Click the picture of Dr. Allen Hall and Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola above to read more!

UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health & Safety  (WCAHS)
Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

For more resources click below:
English / Spanish

Community 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]
1931 Arena Blvd., Sac., CA 95834
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:

Cordova Neighborhood Church
10600 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
10 a.m. -  6 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:

Oak Hills Church
1100 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, CA 95630
8 a.m - 3 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:

Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI)
6270 Elder Creek Road, Sac., CA 95824 
8 a.m - 4 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:

River Delta - Walnut Grove Elementary
14181 Grove St., Walnut Grove, CA 95690
1 -  4:45 p.m. 
Registration for PCR or rapid 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 - 5 p.m. 
Registration for Testing

Tetteh Pediatric Health at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative
4625 44th St, Sac., CA 95820
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Registration for Testing at:

Sacramento Native American Health Center
2020 J St., Sac., CA 95811
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
Registration for Testing:
Center for Reducing Health Disparities January Events

January 12th & 26th - 10 a.m. 
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola, our Center Director will be featured on Radio Bilingue speaking on COVID-19 and the latinx community. 
For their website, click HERE

January 20th - 9:30 a.m. 
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola, our Center Director will be presenting at the
Health Equity Summit - Righting the Wrongs: Tackling Health Inequities
Free Virtual Event, Click HERE to register!
December Interview with Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola 
On Linea Alberta - Covid-19 Home "Cures"
Click HERE to listen now!

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!
Dr. Brad Pollock, an epidemiologist and the chairman of the Department of Public Health Services at UC Davis, joined Sonseeahray to discuss where the country is now and where it’s headed at this stage of the pandemic.
Watch the video HERE from Fox40.

Violence increased most in marginalized neighborhoods early in the COVID-19 pandemic

During the first five months of the pandemic in 2020, low-income communities of color experienced significantly greater increases in firearm violence, homicides and assaults compared to more affluent, white neighborhoods. Those are the findings of a new study from the Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at UC Davis. The research was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Read more HERE or click above. 
Refugee Health: Empowering Clinicians Caring for Afghan Refugees
January 14th   12 - 1 p.m.
Register on EventBrite
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. APPLY NOW!

Are you still curious if our postbaccalaureate programs are the right fit for you? Find out by using our new eligibility guide by clicking HERE!
The Health Education Council is pleased to launch the COVID Youth Ambassador Corps, a 4-week community health training and paid community project program for Yolo, Solano and Napa County youth and young adults ages 17 -24, who are interested in promoting COVID-19 vaccination through, social media campaigns, art/music and community/school/homebased events.


Mon, Feb 7, 2022 - 4 - 5 p.m. 
Join us for our Monthly Seminar Series with special guest, Miriam E. Marlier, PhD, from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA, and her presentation:

Agricultural Worker Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Pollution in California Under Changing Climate Conditions

Due to the physically demanding nature of their work outdoors, agricultural workers can be exposed to high concentrations of air pollution due to wildfire smoke. This presentation will share findings from a recent project which assessed the changing exposure patterns of agricultural workers in California to wildfire smoke pollution during past and future climate conditions.

Spanish interpretation will be provided for this presentation.
Click HERE to Register

Mon, Feb 7, 2022 - 4 -- 5 p.m. 
Acompáñenos para nuestra Serie de Seminarios Mensual con la invitada especial, Miriam E. Marlier, PhD, del Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud Ambiental de UCLA, y su presentación:

Exposición de trabajadores agrícolas a la contaminación por humo de incendios forestales en California bajo condiciones climáticas cambiantes

Debido a la naturaleza físicamente exigente de su trabajo al aire libre, los trabajadores agrícolas pueden estar expuestos a altas concentraciones de contaminación del aire debido al humo de los incendios forestales. En esta presentación se compartirán los resultados de un proyecto reciente que evaluó los patrones cambiantes de exposición de los trabajadores agrícolas de California a la contaminación por humo de incendios forestales durante las condiciones climáticas pasadas y futuras.

Se proporcionará interpretación al español para esta presentación.
Pulse AQUI para Registrarse


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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