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Aggie Square construction

We prioritize local hiring, volunteering, purchasing, and investing to enhance the region’s economic health – providing opportunities for everyone from small businesses to construction contractors. Some examples:

Some examples of our efforts:

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Spotlight: Aggie Square community benefits

The Aggie Square project will co-locate business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research. UC Davis, developer Wexford Science and Technology, and the city of Sacramento have agreed on a Community Benefits Partnership Agreement for the project based on input from local residents.

The agreement directs $50 million toward affordable housing in the neighborhood, thousands of jobs in construction and in the completed project, improvements to the Broadway and Stockton Boulevard corridors, and annual funding for community projects. 


Spotlight: A regional economic powerhouse

According to an economic study, UC Davis Health expenditures create a total economic impact of $4.6 billion for the seven-county local region – an additional $1.08 for every dollar UC Davis Health spends.

UC Davis Health has more than 11,000 employees in the region, and economic activity generated indirectly and by their spending supports an additional 14,600 jobs.


Spotlight: Anchor Institution commitment

In 2020, UC Davis Health formally launched its Anchor Institution Mission (AIM) for Community Health. In partnership with the local community, UC Davis Health seeks to hire locally, volunteer locally, purchase locally, and invest locally.

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Some recent examples of our ongoing efforts to advance health for all.

Street medicine team improves lives of unhoused patients

Twice a week, providers from UC Davis Health board Sacramento County’s mobile health clinic to care for patients in and around homeless encampments.

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‘Nothing holds him back’: Child born with 2 very rare conditions gets lifesaving care

17 surgeries later, 6-year-old boy runs on prosthetic legs and Paralympic dreams.

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Putting women’s heart health first: Cardiovascular medicine program celebrates 30 years

The UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program celebrated its 30-year anniversary with a gala on National Wear Red Day.

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Assistant clinical professor selected to national program for emerging STEM leaders

A clinical professor of infectious diseases has been appointed to the 2024 New Voices cohort at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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