At UC Davis Health, we believe the ability to live a healthy life should be enjoyed by every person. That’s why we’re committed to inspiring better health for all, not just our patients.
Research shows that factors outside of health care settings – such as access to job opportunities, stable housing, healthy food and clean air – have huge impacts on health. Better health is more than health care. So we’re acting to help change these circumstances and get closer to health equity.
Removing the barriers to health doesn’t happen overnight, or alone. It takes all of us, making consistent steps, to create big changes. But we hope that by sharing news about meaningful actions here at UC Davis Health through our new Believe in Better campaign, we can help show that better health for all is possible when committed people come together.
Nearly 80% of health outcomes may be influenced by the factors known as the social determinants of health – not by the clinical care that patients receive.