CRHD Newsletter
November 2021

Volume 1 Issue 12
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
UCD Health Lunch & Learn

During UC Davis Health’s Oct. 13 Lunch and Learn series, hosted by the Public Affairs and Marketing department on a monthly basis, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., highlighted the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to the Latino community. A main topic on Aguilar-Gaxiola’s presentation focused on how mental health – especially among children and youth – has deteriorated over the course of the pandemic. In addition, he discussed resources for parents and families and what the UC Davis Health community is doing to combat the mental health crisis. 

Read more HERE

CRHD November Events
State Net Hot Topics Series:
Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace
Wednesday, 11/3 at 11 am
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will be a part of the panel

Register HERE

Radio Bilingue 
Wednesday, 11/3 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will speak on COVID-19

Radio Bilingue 
Wednesday, 11/10 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will speak on COVID-19

Radio Bilingue 
Wednesday, 11/24 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will speak on COVID-19
Univision 21
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health contesta sus preguntas sobre salud mental
October Spanish language Interview Panel with Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health was live answering mental health questions. 

En Octubre, el panel de entrevistas en español con la Dra. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Directora del Centro para la Reducción de las Disparidades en Salud. Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health estuvo en vivo contestando sus preguntas sobre salud mental. 

Mira el video AQUI
UC Davis Health Spotlight
School of Medicine leads effort to vaccinate vulnerable people who lack access to care

Mark Henderson and his fellow physicians were alarmed when they noticed that nearly 90% of COVID-19 patients they treated this summer at UC Davis Medical Center were unvaccinated. 

Many of those patients, they observed, spoke either Spanish or Russian, which seemed to suggest that immigrants from Latin America and Ukraine lacked accurate information about the vaccine or had refused receiving it all together. 

Henderson and his colleagues from the UC Davis School of Medicine pored over California Department of Public Health vaccination data, which confirmed some of their suspicions. Then, they shifted their concern into action: They quickly connected with community partners and launched a vaccine effort that operates pop-up clinics. They visit grocery stores, festivals, churches, schools, a farmers market and apartment complexes – often in neighborhoods with dismal vaccination rates.

Read more HERE 

Below you will see this team's Vaccination Clinic schedule 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Date  Day  Event Time  Location Address
11/10  Wednesday  4PM - 6PM  Viva Supermarket 1  4211 Norwood Ave, Sacramento, CA 95838
11/13  Saturday  10:30AM - 1:30PM  River City Food Bank  2300 Edison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
11/18  Thursday  4PM - 6PM  Viva Supermarket 2  3845 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95838
12/1  Wednesday  4PM - 6PM  Viva Supermarket 1  4211 Norwood Ave, Sacramento, CA 95838
12/9  Thursday  4PM - 6PM  Viva Supermarket 2  3845 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95838
UC Davis CTSC 
Invests UC BRAID Funds to
Broaden Support of Underserved Populations

In September 2020, UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Innovation and Development (UC BRAID) launched the Addressing Health Equity in COVID Research initiative, which provided $100K in support to each of the 5 UC Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) campuses to enhance existing research projects and enable increased inclusion. The initiative was a mechanism to immediately provide support to existing projects (e.g., clinical trials, social/behavioral, and community engagement research) and address the intersecting challenges of COVID-19 and health disparity. 

Read more HERE 

Community Flyers & Events

Spanish Language Event!

Lations United for Cancer Health

La Iniciativa de Latinos Unidos para el Adelanto de Salud de Cáncer del Centro Integral de Cáncer de UC Davis los invita a una serie virtual educativa titulada “Charlas en Español Entendiendo el Cáncer en Latinos”. Durante estas series, facilitaremos información educativa básica sobre como el cáncer afecta a la comunidad latina y habrá tiempo para hacerle preguntas a los presentadores. 

Las series se llevará a través de Zoom y se puede registrar para recibir el enlace en Eventbrite, detallado abajo. Si nos hiciera el favor de difundir la información a personas en su comunidad incluyendo a familias afectadas por un cáncer, promotores y trabajadores de salud comunitaria, estaremos increíblemente agradecidos.  También estoy incluyendo los volantes para que sean utilizados en la promoción del programa.

Se puede registrar a través de nuestros enlaces para los eventos individuales detallados al siguiente:

Eventbrite link:

Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con Angélica Pérez,

9 de noviembre de 2021 de 5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en la hora del Pacífico
(EE. UU. Y Canadá)

Register HERE


Zoom Webinar with Dr. Michael Lucien, Pediatrician at UC Davis Medical Center.

Learn how to keep your kids and family safe as we quickly approach the Holidays! Register below to join Dr. Michael Lucien, Pediatrician at UC Davis Medical Group, and Patrice Hill, Director of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, on November 16th, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Dr. Lucien will present evidence-based, up-to-date, and accessible information about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines, and other strategies against it. The presentation will be followed by time to ask and get your questions answered.

Nov 16, 2021 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register HERE 


Student Resources

Free Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate Webinar

Meet the Advisors!

This is a don't miss session!
Join us and learn about each of our four pre-medical postbaccalaureate programs. This session includes individualized presentations on the four UC Consortium programs and offers the opportunity for a Q&A with our program advisors. 

Nov 16, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register HERE 


Are you interested in getting paid $250-500 to learn and support vaccination efforts in your community?

COVID Youth Ambassador Corps, a 4-week community health training and paid community project program for Yolo County 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/home based events. 

Accepting applications for the first cohort!
Training Dates: Nov 11th & 18th and December 2nd & 9th
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM VIA ZOOM


For more information  E-Mail Patricia Guzman -
Register HERE 


Virtual Health Equity Summit
Register for free, gain access to over 100 videos!
The Virtual National Health Equity Summit,, which was broadcast on June 7-10, 2021, announced today that the Summit video archive featuring over 100 session by over 250 national experts are now available for free registration.

Today the Summit is pleased to offer its
Health Equity for Native Americas Video Series.

Associate Director
CTSC Mentored Clinical Research Training Program
CTSC Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP)

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

The CTSC is currently recruiting for an associate director to join the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP). The candidate will work with the director of the MCRTP, Julie Schweitzer, to assist in directing the program and will receive 10% support in salary and benefits (up to the NIH salary cap).

Click HERE for more information!
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
Click Below for Back to School COVIVD-19
resources from Mental Health America
 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. 
Click Below for SAMHSA Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic Sheets in English
Click Below for SAMHSA Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic Sheets in Spanish
National Institute of Health - Community Engagement Alliance
Available in both
English and Spanish, Click below
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