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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.

Reports provided by caregivers via telehealth a good alternative to in-person developmental assessments

A new study involving UC Davis Health finds that developmental assessments via telehealth with reports from caregivers may be a good alternative to in-person evaluations. The findings may help increase access to autism screenings.

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Sacramento’s first comprehensive trauma recovery center to open at UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health will open a trauma recovery center thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the California Victim Compensation Board.

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Cause of common type of heart failure may be different for women and men

A new mouse study of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) found sex differences at the cellular level. The findings could have implications for how HFpEF is treated in women compared to men.

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Documentary highlights how UC Davis nursing school creates equity-minded nurses

A new national documentary features how the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing confronts bias and racism in nursing education.

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