Helping vulnerable communities close to home
Partnerships focused on economically underserved populations also help us to advance health and health care closer to home.
For example, UC Davis Health supports primary care services in partnership with the region’s community health centers, which provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, underserved communities, and many others. UC Davis Health pediatricians serve children at Sacramento Native American Health Center and the Sacramento County Health Center.
The Communities and Health Professionals Together program also brings UC Davis Health pediatricians and physicians-in-training to disadvantaged neighborhoods, where they can help children while learning how to be effective child advocates.
The UC Davis Health Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program partners with Kohl’s Cares on initiatives to reduce injury among children in Sacramento’s underserved Oak Park area – such as a new “Wraparound” program to steer youths away from cycles of violence. Another partnership supports car seat distribution and education for families on public assistance.