May 2021
News and Updates
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2021 Hibbard Williams
Extraordinary Achievement Award

The 2021 recipient of the Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award is our very own Director, Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola! We are so very proud of him, and all the tireless work that he does in the face of overwhelming odds. The School of Medicine created the Hibbard Williams Award to honor exceptional contributions by faculty, academic staff and administrators that do not clearly fall into the categories of teaching or research. The award is intended to recognize a broad range of accomplishments such as public service or lifetime achievement that brings distinction to the university.  It is very easy to see that Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola embodies the very spirit of this award and we invite you to celebrate this momentous occasion with us!

Solano County Innovations Project
Community Forum 3.0 
The Center for Reducing Health Disparities partnered with our Community Based organizations from Solano County to bring you this program.
DEI Launches New Webpage:
Caring for Ourselves and Our Community - Processing and Responding

"The verdict is in from the Chauvin trial. Guilty as charged. We acknowledge that the news may affect people in different ways. Some feel relief, some feel anger that it took “this much trauma” to get a guilty verdict. Others have said that they feel like they are on a roller coaster, and they just need to “take a break for a while.” In whichever way you are processing, please continue to take care of yourselves.  We acknowledge the triggers, the pain, the trauma around the Chauvin Trial, the continuing struggles – throughout the pandemic, the continuing hurt in communities, concern for the need to combat historical racism and white supremacist actions against many groups of people, and the mourning for lost lives on a list that is much, much too long."

DEI and other offices across campus hope that the resources shared here will help with processing whatever you may be feeling during this time. We’ve shared some letters and along with some upcoming sessions to let you know that you are not experiencing your feelings in isolation. We are a community.

Visit the page HERE and be sure to watch the video from Vice Chancellor Tull!

May Speaking Events with
Center Director Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola
UC Davis Health Latinx Staff & Faculty Association 
5/5 from 12-1 p.m.
Healthcare and the pandemic's impact on
the Latinx community - A panel conversation.
Register HERE!

Sacramento ABC 10
5/12 from 8-10 a.m.
Covid19 & the Latinx Community

Radio Bilingüe
5/12 from 10-11 a.m.
Covid19 & the Latinx Community

Spanish-language Interviews

American Mexican Association

5/19 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Spanish-language Webinar on the following topic:

Mental Health tools and good practices.

Radio Bilingüe
5/26 from 10-11 p.m.
Covid19 & the Latinx Community

Spanish-language Interviews
April Events
Still available to watch!
Scholarship Opportunity
Hesitancy, Equity & Transparency: Rolling out the COVID-19 Vaccine 

This one-hour discussion is the third in the Web Forum series Equity in COVID-19: Bridging the Gap Between Public Health and Policy, brought to you by the Public Health Institute and IMPAQ, an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research. The series explores “in-the-news" topics, such as mental health, housing and health outcomes, and environmental health and climate change, and provides actionable insights to address equity issues by translating research into policy and practice.

May 6, 2021 11:00 AM (PST)
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Three Sacramento Vaccination Clinics

UC Davis Health now provides free COVID-19 vaccines and the staff to give the shots at three community vaccination sites:

More information available HERE
Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccines in Communities of Color
UC Davis Health Staff and The California Endownment teamed up to create multilingual public service announcements to encourage underrepresented communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The PSA's are being released in the weeks before Mother's Day. 
Vaccinate All 58!

Please click the image below to be taken to a toolkit of resources and information to share about Covid19 Vaccination in the state of California.
My Turn!

Everyone in California, over the age of 16 is now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID19 at no cost. Please click the image below to check on vaccine availability in your county!

We are enrolling participants in a CDC-funded study, Innovative Support For Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections Registry (INSPIRE), to study the long-term physical and mental effects of COVID-19 and will use innovative technology and electronic health record data in research. Participants will share their symptoms and experience via online surveys and will also be able to share their medical information through a highly secure, cloud-based personal health platform.

Participants must be:

  • 18 years or older 
  • Suspected symptoms of COVID-19
  • Tested for COVID-19 within the last six weeks (regardless of test result)
  • Have access to an internet-connected device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer
For more information about the INSPIRE COVID-19 Study click here. (en español)
Center for Connected Health Policy:
Revamped Website Launch!
The Center for Connected Health Policy and launched their revamped website and improved their tools and resources! Their online telehealth database has been revamped, it's called "Policy Finder'. Be sure to check it out and we've included their infographic below, linked to full PDF versions for ease of access!
Stanford Health Care:
Spanish COVID-19 Vaccine PSA
Spanish COVID-19 Vaccine Public Service Annoucement
English subtitles provided.
Indigenous Community Town Hall
Addressing the Vaccine
UC Riverside held an informative town hall meeting, watch the video above!


Click below for our Center's Resource Page!
Mental Health America Toolkit
May is Mental Health month and Mental Health America has released toolkits in both English and Spanish! Use these Tools 2 Thrive toolkit to grow your organization's reach!
Click below for the CA Department of Public Health's Covid-19 Playbook
National Institute of Health - Community Engagement Alliance
Available in both
English and Spanish, Click below
Click below for a collaborative effort from
CalHOPE to help us all stay well, together!
Available in both
English and Spanish
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