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Center for Reducing Health Disparities

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Cultural Transformation Model Final Report

Advancing Health Equity Through a Community-Based Approach

Learn how the Center implemented its Cultural Transformation Model in partnership with a county’s behavioral health department to increase access and utilization of mental health services for their underserved populations.

The final evaluation report of that collaboration highlights the successful results of combining Community Engaged Research, the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards, and the Quadruple Aim framework.

ICCTM report (PDF)
Student-run Clinics

Clínica Tepati began in 1974, with a focus on serving downtown Sacramento's underserved and undocumented Latino population. Operating out of space provided by WellSpace Health, Clínica Tepati's Spanish interpretation services enable volunteers to communicate effectively, and provide culturally-sensitive care to more than 1,000 patients each year.  Our clinic also provides diabetes education, exercise programs, and legal and specialty services for our patient populations.

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Imani is a Swahili word meaning faith and it symbolizes the hope students wish to foster within the African-American community. The clinic was established in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento in 1994 after students became concerned about the staggering and persistent morbidity and mortality rates among African-Americans from hypertension, heart disease, cancer and inadequate prenatal care.

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Sacramento region is a home to one of the largest Russian-speaking communities in the U.S. As a newly established student-run clinic at UC Davis, Nadezhda Clinic strives to provide free healthcare to underserved Russian-speaking population. We provide interpretative services, focusing on culturally sensitive primary care and working on establishing specialty clinics. 

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Working out of the Salvation Army facility near downtown Sacramento, the clinic provides health care screening and services to a large, homeless population. The clinic's dedication to the homeless prompted the Salvation Army to include the clinic in its renovation plans, setting aside two separate rooms solely for patient care and clinical operations.

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Established in 2002, Bayanihan Clinic provides accessible primary and preventative healthcare to Filipino immigrants and all diverse, underserved communities of the Greater Sacramento area, while honoring the legacy of Filipino veterans through advocacy and community engagement.

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