October 2021
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Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara,  Commencement
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola's remarks at his alma mater, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, for the graduating class of 2021. (Spanish language video)
A Reality Check From the Fields—What’s Next?
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola recently published a paper commentary on a published article regarding farmworkers in Monterey County and COVID-19. The original article can be found HERE, and his commentary HERE.
October Events
CHEq Conference 2021 
Saturday, 10/2 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
More information below!

Radio Bilingue 
Wednesday, 10/6 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will speak  on COVID-19

Touro University - Social Justice Speaker Series
Wednesday, 10/6 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will speak  on generational trauma and mental health
More information below!

Radio Bilingue 
Wednesday, 10/20 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola will speak  on COVID-19
UC Davis Schools of Health
Pandemic takes Center Stage at Annual Health Equity Conference


Also known as CHEq, the conference is organized and hosted by students from the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. 

This year’s conference will be on Zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 2. There is no charge to attend. 

CHEq is an annual event aimed at strengthening the understanding and integration of marginalized populations through the health care lens. CHEq provides a valuable opportunity for health care providers and community members to hear from experts in health equity and better understand how social determinants of health factor into individuals' access to care. 

This year’s conversation will focus on the effect of the pandemic, including vaccine hesitancy, in marginalized communities.

Click here to Register!

Touro University
Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series


Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola will be speaking on 10/14 at 5 p.m. on Generational Trauma and Mental Health.

Click here to Register!

Global Health TV with
Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola 
Global Health TV explores how health inequalities affect access to vaccines with Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Founding Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at UC Davis Health in California. (Recorded in June 2021) 
COVID-19 Pandemic Inspires Students to Pursue Medicine and Help Underserved Communities
About half of today’s medical students across the country started school during the pandemic. Many of them had considered medical careers all along, and the pandemic merely reinforced their decision. Others, like Baltodano, made up their minds about applying to medical school based on what they experienced in the pandemic’s early days. 

Read more HERE
Preparing the Next Generation of Latino Physicians
Before Jorge A. García, M.D., walked into his first medical school class, he never imagined that he too would one day be teaching the next generation of physicians. Like many Latino students, García was a trailblazer. The first in his family to receive a high school diploma and bachelor’s degree, medical school was a whole other world.

Continue reading HERE.
School of Medicine Receives State Funding to Address Native American Health Needs
The UC Davis School of Medicine will develop a new academic pathway to train students interested in caring for the Native American and Alaskan Native communities, thanks to a boost in state funding. UC Davis School of Medicine is committed to recruiting Native American medical students like Eleanor Adams who participated in the RISE program.

Read more HERE.
New Research Funding Aims to Improve the Health of Women
UC Davis Health researchers will receive a $24 million award for research aimed at improving cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease care for women.

Read more HERE.
Sac Cultural Hub Media
2021 Exceptional Women of Color Honorees
Rachel Rios, the Executive Director of La Familia has been chosen as a 2021 Exceptional Women of Color Honoree! The Center for Reducing Health Disparities would like to congratulate her for being recognized with this award and thank her for La Familia's collaboration with the California Reducing Disparities Project. 

This excellence award, presented by Sac Cultural Hub, honors unsung heroines who have made significant achievements and accomplishments that go unrecognized by mainstream media. An EWOC is a woman who effortlessly serves as a role model while juggling the multitude of tasks that come her way. 

See the other honorees HERE.
UC Davis DEI
VC Tull joins White House to discuss STEM Equity
Renetta Garrison Tull, vice chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, recently participated in a White House roundtable, the third in a five-part series, “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology.”

Read more HERE.
Oak Park Farmers' Market
Saturday, October 9th & 16th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3500 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
No registration necessary


Mercado de agricultores de Oak Park
Sábado 9 y 16 de octubre de 11 a 13 h..
3500 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
No es necesario registrarse
Hispanic Heritage Month

In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), NHPA will be hosting two HHM events in October targeting the Hispanic/Latinx population and we would like to invite UC System CLAA and UCSF CLAA Chapter.

"Myths and Truths of COVID-19 Vaccinations and How it is Affecting our Hispanic Communities" (Wed, Oct 13th) Register HERE.

"Mitos y Verdades Sobre Las Vacunas COVID-19 y Como Esta Afectando Nuestras Comunidades Hispanas" (Thurs, Oct 14th) Register HERE.
Pre-Medical Program
Student Resources 

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California Farm Labor Contractor Association

New COVID-19 Mandates: What Ag Employers Need to Know
10:30-11:30am October 5, 2021

Presentado con interpretación simultánea en español
At the Federal level OSHA is developing an updated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to address vaccines and testing. At the State level Cal/OSHA is drafting a longer term ETS, simplifying some regulations such as disinfection, housing and transportation, and updating IIPP requirements. Meanwhile, California’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Mandate is set to expire on September 30. Will the legislature act to extend paid leave? Who is covered by the OSHA and Cal/OSHA ETS’s? How should accommodations and exemptions be handled? What are the liabilities and obligations for employers? Join us for answers and best practices for ag employers.

Register HERE.
San Francisco State University
Courtesy Job Posting

The SF State Department of Biology is hiring a tenure-track
Assistant Professor to start in August 2022.

We are seeking a Health Equity Researcher, who will be able to work with our diverse undergraduates and master’s students in their research program, who will teach courses (options include introductory biology, health disparities in cancer, undergraduate/graduate courses within expertise), and participate in the advising, mentoring, and committee duties that keep the University functioning. 

For more information or to apply, click HERE.


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 the CA Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Updates
Click Below for  COVID-19 Toolkits
Resources on Vaccine readiness tailored to Asian, Black, Indigenous, LatinX communitys as well as for community based workers and Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant communities. 
Community Health Worker Training website shares outreach tips and skills. 
Building a Community Health Worker Program
The key to better care, better outcomes, and lower costs. 
 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
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English and Spanish, Click below
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