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Mental Health Care and Support

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Individual health and well-being are inseparable from individual mental and emotional outlook. Coping with daily life stressors is challenging for many people, especially when other social, familial, and economic challenges occur simultaneously.

Access to mental and behavioral health and substance-use services is an essential resource for a healthy community, and we are taking active steps through partnerships and investment for all communities in the region. Some examples:

Some examples of our efforts:

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Snapshot: Helping vulnerable populations

We provide a variety of mental and behavioral health services focused on vulnerable populations, in both community-based settings and through specialized programs at UC Davis Health.

For example, the nationally recognized, community-based Early Psychosis education and outreach program stresses early identification and intervention to reduce impacts on affected individuals, including Medi-Cal and uninsured patients.

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Snapshot: Improving psychiatric care

UC Davis Health conducts research on behavioral health services, interventions, and substance use treatment options, and also supports pilot programs that can be applied in community settings. Some examples:

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Snapshot: Preparing more providers

UC Davis Health training programs support medical residents, fellows and advanced-practice providers to meet society’s vital need for culturally relevant mental health services. Some examples:

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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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