Community Engagement | UC Davis Health

Community engagement

UC Davis Health in the community

Doctor and kids play

We're proud to be actively involved in advancing health and health care throughout the Sacramento region. Every year, UC Davis Health participates in, partners with or sponsors over 200 community events and programs focused on:

  • Investing resources in the community
  • Educating future health professionals who will serve the region
  • Supporting a variety of health improvement services and projects
  • Conducting research that improves lives
  • Contributing to the region’s economy and vitality through a talented workforce

UC Davis Health contributes expertise and funding to programs that elevate the health of our entire community. Read the most recent Community Investments report (PDF).  Highlights from Fiscal Year 2021 (PDF) and Fiscal Year 2020 (PDF) are also available.  Our 2020 Community Benefit Report (PDF) contains more detailed information about how community benefit contributions impacted the community.

Through the Art on Campus programs, we promote and highlight creative activity across the UC Davis Health campus. Art exhibits and galleries celebrate artistry, support expressions of individuality, and help reduce stress and improve wellness for patients, staff and the community.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years, UC Davis Health collaborates with other local health systems on a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report, which identifies and prioritizes the significant health needs of people living in the Sacramento region.

Review the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF)

Review the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy (PDF)

Review the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Technical Report (PDF)

The 2019 (PDF)2016 (PDF) and 2013 (PDF) CHNA reports and the 2019 Implementation Plan (PDF) also are available for review.