As a proud partner with the Sacramento Native American Health Center, we’re improving access to services and pediatricians in the community while offering a valuable learning environment to medical students and residents. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care.
We’re also keeping families closer to home by supporting rural areas through telehealth and our Regional NICU Network, which is comprised of Barton Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health and Rideout, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, Mercy San Juan and Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
PACES webinars continue to help community hospitals
The Pediatric Acute Care Education Sessions (PACES) program offers free peer-to-peer virtual webinars and roundtable discussions to support clinicians caring for pediatric patients at rural community hospitals. The sessions provide education and clinical guidelines for a wide range of topics, such as treatment of pediatric patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, head trauma, Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE), COVID-19 and more.
Induction into Child Passenger Safety Hall of Fame
Cathy Morris, community health program supervisor with the UC Davis Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program, was recently inducted into the Child Passenger Safety Hall of Fame by the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety (MACPS). She was one of 10 honorees to be added to the Hall of Fame, which recognizes those who have contributed to child passenger safety locally or nationally each year.
Public education through media outreach
The innovative UC Davis Children’s Hospital Media and Child Health Education Program provides training and opportunities for pediatric residents to gain media experience and educate the public about important child health issues. This year, residents:
- published 2 editorials/letters to the editor
- made 7 print /TV/internet /radio appearances as content experts
- appeared in 7 UC Davis Health stories
- and discussed child health topics on 3 podcasts.
Helping vulnerable communities, close to home
The UC Davis Health Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program leads initiatives to reduce injury among children in Sacramento’s underserved Oak Park area — such as our Wraparound program to steer youths away from cycles of violence. Another partnership supports car seat distribution and education for families on public assistance.
Supporting community wellness
We’re partners with several wellness-related community organizations and events, including the Sacramento Running Association’s California International Marathon (CIM), UC Davis Athletics, and the California Storm Women’s Premier Soccer League Club.
Popular players with Republic FC
UC Davis Health is a founding and ongoing season-presenting partner of the Republic FC, and serves as the official medical provider for the club’s players. UC Davis Health’s kit ( jersey) sponsorship of the team helps to emphasize, model and normalize health and outdoor activity for area youth. The partnership also creates opportunities for players to interact with patients during special visits to our children’s hospital.