The virtual session, held in December 2021, included a welcome from Dr. David Lubarsky, Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Health and keynote presentations by David Zuckerman from the Health Anchor Network and by leaders from the Sacramento Diverse Chambers of Commerce.

Hear about best practices from other anchors including UC San Francisco and RUSH University Medical Center; and we will highlight our anchor work in action with presentations from internal UC Davis teams including HR and Procurement. 


UC Davis Health Anchor Institution Mission (AIM) Summit 2021

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 6:55 – Dr. David Lubarsky, Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Health
  • 10:05 – David Zuckerman, Executive Director, Healthcare Anchor Network
  • 41:16 – Dr. Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis Health
  • 1:05:55 – Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
  • 1:22:32 – UC Davis Health Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)
  • 1:46:00 – UC San Francisco & RUSH
  • 2:30:45 – UC Davis Health Talent & Acquisition
  • 2:49:47 – UC Davis Procurement
  • 3:12:26 – UC Davis Health Farm to Fork
  • 3:26:05 – UC Davis Health (CTSC) HERO Program
  • 3:45:40 – Q&A
  • 3:47:19 – Closing Remarks

About the Anchor Institution Mission at UC Davis Health:

In 2019, UC Davis Health launched its Anchor Institution Mission for Community Health as a commitment to better leverage its business operation and standing as the second largest employer in Sacramento County to advance the economic security and opportunity in surrounding under-resourced communities, ultimately improving health equity and the socioeconomic well-being of these communities.

Health Equity means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health (social determinants of health) such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

In collaboration with community partners, UC Davis Health seeks to implement these anchor strategies:

  1. Hire locally -- Hire locally and develop talent.
  2. Purchase locally -- Purchase more goods and services from local vendors.
  3. Invest Locally -- Invest into projects in vulnerable communities.
  4. Volunteer locally -- Engage employees in volunteering in local neighborhoods and support community building We hope that you can join us for this event to learn more about AIM and provide your valuable insight as we move forward.