Projects | Center for Reducing Health Disparities | UC Davis Health

Programs and Projects

  • Community Engagement

    The Community Engagement program is a well-established resource linking investigators and community partners to implement the mission of building capacity and infrastructure for clinical and translational research.

    Learn about Community Engagement
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

    The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities “Providing Quality Health and Health Care with CLAS” (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) curriculum is an innovative program designed to help leaders in the health care industry develop comprehensive strategies to meet accreditation requirements and improve their quality of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

    Learn about CLAS
  • Spanish Mini Medical School

    The Spanish Mini-Medical School is an ongoing educational program for the Spanish-speaking community. The most recent 13th Annual Mini Escuela de Medicina Virtual en Español was presented by the UC Davis Health Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

    Learn about the Spanish Mini Medical School
  • Digital Health Equity

    The Digital Health Equity Project (DHE) aims to address health disparities, especially in underrepresented minority and low-income populations, by providing preventive health screenings for high blood pressure and for depression. DHE will identify individuals who may benefit from remote patient monitoring for hypertension and/or from behavioral health services for depression and refer them to Federally Qualified Health Centers and other community-based resources.

    Learn about the Digital Health Equity project

    Program to Alleviate National Disparities in Ethnic and Minority Immunizations in the Community (PANDEMIC) is a project dedicated to boosting COVID-19 adult vaccination rates among racial and ethnic minority communities, in particular, low-income Latino and immigrant families, where health care skepticism is common and vaccination rates are low.

    Learn about PANDEMIC
  • Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) STOP COVID-19 CA Alliance

    Is a California-wide academic-community partnership using community-engaged approaches for addressing COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and testing in high-risk communities.

    Learn about CEAL

    Accountability, Coordination, and Telehealth in the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity (ACTIVATE) is a demonstration project using digital health to improve the well-being of underserved and rural communities in partnership with community health centers.

    Learn about ACTIVATE
  • California Reducing Disparities Project

    The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) is a statewide prevention and early intervention effort to reduce mental health disparities in underserved communities.

    Learn about the CRDP Project
  • Together for Wellness | Juntos Por Nuestro Bienestar

    Together for Wellness/Juntos Por Nuestro Bienestar is a collaborative group of partners from across the state representing mental health services, community-based organizations, academic institutions, and individual community members and leaders.  Together for Wellness/Juntos seeks to create a repository of digital resources (like apps, websites, videos, and articles) that can support and improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    Learn about Together for Wellness
  • ICCTM Learning Collaborative

    The statewide Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM) Learning Collaborative is a free, virtual, training series specifically geared for California County Behavioral Health Departments and Authorities. The ICCTM Learning Collaborative consist of 44 Distinct California Counties. The purpose of the ICCTM Learning Collaborative is to address health inequities in access and utilization of quality mental health services that are prevalent within many of our communities.

    Learn about the ICCTM Learning Collaborative
  • Community Health Worker Research Best Practices Training

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Promotoras, embedded leaders within underserved communities, have an important role supporting community-engaged research and are increasingly being incorporated into research teams for their ability to reduce barriers in translation, particularly regarding research on health disparities. The Community Health Worker Research Best Practices Training focuses on providing culturally and linguistically sensitive training to help improve the translation of clinical research in underserved communities. 

    Learn about the CHW Research Project
  • Licensed Physicians from Mexico Pilot Program (LPMPP)

    CRHD is serving as the evaluator for the LPMPP project. This project attempts to address a national physician shortage with licensed doctors from Mexico that meet the cultural and linguistic needs of California’s underserved Latinx community.

    Learn about the LPMPP Project