Advancing Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Best practices in honoring culture throughout the year

What questions do you ask and what perspectives do you consider when planning seasonal gatherings throughout the year? Discover practices that foster a campus culture and climate based on mutual respect and caring.

Full post

A story of trans awareness and one person's journey to visibility

In observance of Transgender Awareness Week (November 13-19), a fellow UC Davis Health employee shares their story.

Full post

Transgender Day of Remembrance

We invite you to learn about the prevalence of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people and attend the upcoming event hosted by UC Davis School of Medicine students.

Full post

Meeting Neighborhood Needs

In recognition of Unhoused Awareness, this month we learn more about the Oak Park Cares program that directly supports Oak Park residents in need of financial support and resources.

Full post

Violence Prevention Research Program Marks the 2022 International Day of Non-Violence

Our faculty and staff conduct research that informs policy and programs that in turn enhance safety, heal communities, fortify democracy, and reduce risk of violence, but that’s not enough.

Full post

Tribal Health Initiatives at UC Davis School of Medicine

As California faces a critical shortage of physicians, UC Davis School of Medicine (UC Davis) is building the workforce to meet the needs of Northern California’s historically underserved communities.

Full post

Improving care for the LGBTQ+ community

Chief Administrative Officer, Annie Caruso (she/her), calls on providers and community members to change the ways we support and address the social determinants of health.

Full post

Center for Poverty and Inequality Research: Supporting and Promoting Vital Work

Discover the mission of the UC Davis Center for Poverty and Inequality Research.

Full post

Women's Equality Day

In celebrating the gains of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and First Wave Feminism, we must recognize the complex and oppressive history that accompanies this day.

Full post

World Refugee Day

This year the world will honor World Refugee Day with the focus being on the right to seek safety. We want to take a moment to honor their bravery in the pursuit of safety.

Full post

Honoring Heritage Months

While we turn the spotlight to events of multicultural significance, it’s also important to recognize the many heritage, cultural and religious events that occur throughout the year.

Full post

Mental Health Awareness Month: Understanding the impact of structural racism on mental health

Dr. Ruth Shim encourages us to learn about the impact of structural racism on our lives and in our work through her new self-directed learning course - Structural Racism Revealed.

Full post

World Health Day (Pt. 2) - Food as Medicine

Our UC Davis Health Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program continues to pioneer a true climate-friendly, source-transparent food service to our patients, visitors, and staff.

Full post

World Health Day (Pt. 1) - Health Literacy: Understanding patient and provider health literacy needs

Dr. Lorena Garcia discusses Health Literacy; why it matters and six tips for providers and researchers for communicating with patients and research participants in Part 1 of our World Health Day series in April.

Full post

National Day of Silence & LGBTQIA+ Community Support

Every year in April, tens of thousands of students around the nation take a vow of silence to bring attention to the lack of inclusivity in schools for LGBTQIA+ students.

Full post

Diversity and Inclusion in Action - Anchor Institution Mission Symposium

In December 2021 our unit held its first virtual summit focused on the UC Davis Health Anchor Institution Mission (AIM) for Community Health.

Read More

Wellness Wednesday - How do you unplug?

Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being encourages you to unplug on March 4th-5th from sundown to sundown to fill your Nature Rx and check out how our community unplugs from technology!

Full post

Celebrating our Campus Community - Black History Month

This year we invite you to broaden your knowledge about Black history and celebrate the achievements of our African American community.

Full post

Welcoming in the Lunar New Year

In the spirit of celebrating the Lunar New Year, APASA - UC Davis Health chapter would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a New Year filled with Love, Success, Prosperity, and excellent Health.

Full post

Human Trafficking Awareness

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Dr. Bryn E. Mumma shares ways in which we can increase our awareness of human trafficking at UC Davis Health.

Full post

Happy New Year from Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS)

Learn about advocacy efforts led by the Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Department Liaisons, plans to form the new Dean's Advisory Committee on Gender Equity, and more from Director, Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.

Full post

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this solemn day, the United Nations, which established the commemoration with Resolution 60/7, calls on the world to remember the Holocaust.

Full post

Gratitude Works, Practice It

Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer for UC Davis Health, David Lubarsky, M.D., MBA, shares his insights on gratitude ahead of the holiday season.

Full post

LGBT history month, from the Chancellor's Committee on LGBTQIA+ Communities

In honor of LGBT History month and National Coming out day (October 11th) the Chancellor's Committee on LGBTQIA+ Communities reflects on the history of the committee featuring Q&A with Mark Grote.

Full post

Wellness Wednesday

This week we ask you to devote one minute to your well-being! Choose from the meditation and breathing exercises curated by Neesha Patel, Ph.D. for our campus communities during the, often hectic, month of October.

Full post

DiversABILITY and Inclusion

Ahead of Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, Carolyn Ramirez offers tips on how to create an inclusive environment in a virtual setting.

Full post

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Learn about the history behind Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2021), one writer's thoughts on re-branding the month, and more.

Read More

Becoming an Age-Friendly institution - Advancing Age and the Social Determinants of Health

It has been incredibly rewarding to return to clinical practice and work to support family caregivers in the important role they play in the care of frail older adults.

Full post

Stay connected with us all from one place

Discover our channels
Subscribe to Advancing Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Subscribe to our blog and receive notifications of new stories by email.